March 18, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the videographer of this event;
A relative who went to aid the screaming man was also arrested! Although he was bleeding, in agony and in need of urgent medical attention, soldiers decided to arrest Mr. Shtawi after the dog finally released his arm.
When Morad Shtawi, a member of the village’s popular committee, tried to reason with the commanding officer and persuade him to release the wounded man, he was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and pepper sprayed A Palestinian protester is seen on the ground after being pounced upon and bitten by a military dog.
The dog locked its jaws on the protester’s arm and would not release him, for several minutes. The military dog handlers are seen unsuccessfully attempting to release the dog’s hold on the protester.
The protester and a relative who attempted to free him were both arrested.
Video credit: Odai Qaddomi/B’Tselem
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