The number of violent attacks across Israel directed against Arabs and police officers has surged in the aftermath of the death of Ahuvia Sandak, the teenage boy who died in the course of a police car chase in the West Bank.

Some of the incidents in question were committed in the course of demonstrations that were held to protest Sandak’s death.

   According to data that were compiled by Tag Meir, an organization that is dedicated to fighting hate crimes against Palestinians, 21 attacks on individuals and property that targeted either Palestinians or the police were committed in the last two weeks since Sandak’s death. According to Tag Meir’s data, no similar attacks were committed in the two weeks preceding the boy’s death.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Ruth Klein, Tag Meir's Director of Public Outreach