Attack dogs against unarmed Palestinians in Kufr Qaddoum and breaking a journalist’s camera in Al-Ma’asara

It is yet another Friday where demonstrations get brutally attacked by Israel’s military in the occupied West Bank. In today’s demonstration in Kufr Qaddoum, Israeli soldiers released military hounds to attack unarmed Palestinian protesters. One dog bit a Palestinian activist and didn’t let go of his hand for several minutes, even when the dog’s handler ordered the dog to let go. The injured Palestinian, Ahmad Shtewi, was arrested by Israeli soldiers even when he was clearly in need of immediate medical attention. Using trained dogs to attack unarmed Palestinian demonstrators, does this ring a bell? Civil Rights Movement? But it is worse here in Palestine. Here is a video of the incident from B’Tselem:

Meanwhile, the protest in Al-Maasara near Bethlehem was heavily attacked with tear gas, stun grenades, and batons. Video footage emerged of a soldier deliberately breaking a journalist’s camera. The Palestinian journalist, Musa Al-Sha’er, was trying to photograph Israeli soldiers brutalizing Palestinian activists on the ground, as Musa was taking pictures; a soldier standing next to him broke his camera using a baton and simply acted indifferent. Here is video footage of the incident:

To add more brutality to all this, three protesters were injured in today’s demonstration in Nabi Saleh. Naomi Laet, an injured Israeli activist, sustained an injury on her head due to a rubber bullet fired by the army. All three injured protesters were later moved to the hospital for treatment.





The dog handler doesn't seem able to control his dog. It seems to have been trained to attack, but not follow commands. If you can't control your weapon, you shouldn't be allowed to use it.


The footage starts when the dog had already bit the person. Dogs arr used when people run as the other guy in the video did. Once a dog is told to retrieve the dog is excited and with all the noise the dog seemed unresponsive. Not to justify the dog.but dogs are used in every country


it is really disgusting that they are allowed to get away with this action. Only Assad and this country given free tickets to brutality. Imagine just moving the settlements into land that does not belong to them. Karma will take care if someone doesn't. The US backs these thugs>


The zionists are no longer hiding their hateful, racist, lack of respect for another human being. I thought a democracy allowed demonstrations? Oh sorry the zionist state claim to be a democracy well actions speak louder than words. the world is watching. Look how the IDF outnumber the demonstrators 5 to 1. The rubber bullet is probably laced with steel which has been discovered in the past. With regards to Assad all of the media have got him wrong. Most Syrians like their leader and a lot of the killings are being instigated by the opposition who have been armed by the french, why it is all about gas. What a surprise.

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Jalal Abukhater is a Jerusalemite, he is a graduate MA(hons) International Relations and Politics from the University of Dundee, Scotland.