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Attack dog incident in Hevron

Suspects with attack dog; Photo courtesy of the photographer

Suspects with attack dog; Photo courtesy of the photographer

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 13:14 Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher: “We expect the police to enforce the law and detain terrorists.” Two weeks ago, Arabs released an attack dog on a Hevron resident and her sister while they were exercising within the area of the Jewish Community of Hevron. Despite security cameras at the site and documentation of the suspects transferred by the girl to the police, there has been no notification that suspects have been detained. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing the girl, sent a letter to the Hevron Police Commander demanding that the suspects be detained and brought to trial. The letter states that the two sisters went out for a run on King David Street near the Tomb of the Patriarchs: “My client and her sister ran up and down King David Street. As they were running they noticed the two suspects sitting on the side of the road with an attack dog next to them, attached to a leash held by one of the suspects.” When the girls passed the suspects for the fourth time, “My client noticed the suspects releasing the dog from his leash so that he would run towards them. My client and her sister were startled and tried to turn around and escape from the dog. But then my client slipped on the street and fell on her head, breaking one of her front teeth.” The letter mentions that the entire area is monitored by a network of cameras: “The incident occurred in a place with cameras and according to the best of my client’s knowledge, the Border Police Tomb of the Patriarchs Unit Network Operations Center has a video clip which documents it.” Additionally, the girl filed a complaint with the police and gave them the photographs of the suspects which she had managed to take.

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