Netanyahu speaks to Sandak's parents as protesters block road to J'lem

Netanyahu told Sandak's parents that the truth regarding their son's death is "about to come to light."

Protestors demonstrate over the death of Ahuvia Sandak on Monday night at Bar Ilan Junction.   (photo credit: MAARIV)
Protestors demonstrate over the death of Ahuvia Sandak on Monday night at Bar Ilan Junction.
(photo credit: MAARIV)
Dozens of right-wing protesters demanding an external investigation into the death of Ahuvia Sandak – a 16-year-old hilltop youth who was killed when the car he was in flipped over while police chased him – gathered at Jerusalem's String Bridge on Thursday, clashing with police and attempting to block the entrance road to Jerusalem on Thursday.
Some 13 protesters have been arrested so far for clashing with police and attempting to block roads as the tenth straight day of protests in Jerusalem continues. Buses were reportedly damaged and windshields were smashed during the protest. Two police officers were injured.
In a video that circulated on social media, one police officer can be seen throwing a young protester aside towards a moving vehicle. The protester fell to the ground, hitting the side of the moving car, only narrowly avoiding disaster, before getting up and placing his yarmulke back on his head.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Avraham and Ayelet Sandak, Ahuvia's parents, in a phone call on Thursday night, KAN reported.
According to KAN, Netanyahu expressed grief for Ahuvia's death, speaking of the grief he experienced over losing his brother Yoni, and told Sandak's parents that "the truth about the circumstances which led to [Ahuvia's] death is about to come to light."
Sandak was killed last Monday when the vehicle he was in flipped over near Rimonim Junction while he was fleeing from police who came to the scene after receiving reports that passengers in an Israeli vehicle were throwing rocks at a Palestinian vehicle.

It has not been determined yet who was driving the car when it flipped nor whether the police rammed the car or under what circumstances.

Yonah Jeremy-Bob contributed to this article.