Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Amstaff dog attacks and kills 4 year old girl in Tel Aviv: "Magen David Adom emergency medical services personnel who reported to the distress call on Bar-Lev Street, in Tel Aviv's Kfar Shalem neighborhood, reported that the girl was bitten in the neck. The MDA team tried unsuccessfully to revive the girl, and declared her dead several minutes after it arrived on the scene. A neighbor of the girl's family, said the tragedy occurred around 6:30 P.M. 'I heard horrible screams. The mother was saying: `My girl is dead. The dog ate her. Help us!''"

"In response to this horrifying attack, MK Gideon Sa'ar (Likud) submitted a proposal to the Knesset to ban ownership of Amstaffs, Rottweilers and Pitbulls throughout Israel.... But the Israeli authorities have decided to follow a different course with this particular Amstaff. He has actually been adopted by the Israeli General Security Service (Shin Bet), which is the service that interrogates Palestinian prisoners, and which intends to use him as a guard dog against Palestinian detainees.

"Israeli member of parliament, Yossi Sarid, on Friday criticized the General Security Service (Shin Bet) decision to adopt an Amstaff dog which killed a 4-year-old girl in Tel Aviv Thursday evening in order to use it as a guard dog agianst Palestinian detainees. The security system wants to take advantage of a canine that can be trusted to devour children, Sarid said, according to Haaretz."

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