The police officers who chased Jewish teens alleged to have thrown rocks at Palestinians in the West Bank, one of whom died when the settlers’ car crashed while fleeing, are not expected to face criminal charges, Channel 12 news reports.
The officers have been questioned by the Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department in relation to 16-year-old Ahuvia Sandak’s death during the chase.
The network also says the four other so-called hilltop youth extremists who were in the car with Sandak are expected to be charged this week for allegedly throwing rocks at Palestinian cars.
At least one of them reportedly may also be indicted for negligent homicide.
The TV report comes as hundreds attend a protest in Jerusalem calling for an independent investigation into Sandak’s death.
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