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Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Condemns Israeli Army Dog Assault of Palestinian Boy

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RAMALLAH, March 3, 2015 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuesday condemned the attack against 16-year-old Hamzeh Abu Hashem in Beit Ummar in Hebron, which was revealed yesterday in a video that circulated social media and an Israeli news outlet after being published by an Israeli politician.

The video showed two Israeli soldiers holding onto the 16-year old boy, and forcing a dog to bite him while commanding the dog ‘Bite him!’ and saying to the boy, ‘Who’s the coward now?’ in Hebrew.

Abu Hashem has sustained moderate injuries and was handcuffed and kidnapped by the soldiers who forced him to walk injured to the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Carmei Tzur.

The attack took place on December 23, 2014 in the ‘buffer zone’ between Beit Ummar, a town in the southern part of the West Bank, and a nearby Israeli settlement built on land illegally confiscated from the…

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