Netanyahu speaks on phone with parents of settler teen killed in car chase — TV

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phones the parents of a settler teenager who was killed in a car crash last week during a police chase in the West Bank, allegedly after throwing stones at Palestinians, according to Channel 13.

Protests have been held nightly in Jerusalem and elsewhere since the death last week of 16-year-old Ahuvia Sandak in the central West Bank.

Netanyahu extended his condolences to Sandak’s parents, who invited him to visit their hometown of Bat Ayin in the West Bank, the network says.

Police intend to charge the four others in the car with Sandak at the time of his death with negligent homicide. Lawyers representing the youths accuse police of ramming into the vehicle, causing the crash.

Israelis protest in Safed on December 22, 2020, following the death of Ahuvia Sandak, who was killed when his car flipped over while being chased by police in the West Bank. (David Cohen/Flash90)