Jerusalem chief rabbi pays condolences to family of autistic man slain by cops

Jerusalem’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Aryeh Stern has paid a condolence call to the family of Iyad Halak, a 22-year-old East Jerusalem man with special needs who was shot to death by police on Saturday.

Stern is accompanied on the visit by officials from Jerusalem City Hall, according to Hebrew media. He meets with Muslim religious leaders and expresses his sorrow to the family over the tragedy.

Rabbi Aryeh Stern, center, speaking to members of Iyad Halak’s family on June 2, 2020. (Courtesy)

Police claim they suspected Halak, who was unarmed, had a gun.

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