3 men charged with using dog in attack against co-workers

The 3 men allegedly used a pit bull terrier to perpetrate a violent assault on two men earlier this month.

February 22, 2012 05:33
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Pit bull 390. (photo credit: Thinkstock/Imagebank)

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office filed an indictment in the Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday, charging three Israeli Arab residents of Jerusalem with using a pit bull terrier to perpetrate a violent assault on two men earlier this month.

The charges against Omar Muselmani, 28, Tariq Majahad, 21, and Muhammad Muselmani, 25, are harm with aggravated intent, assault, and possession of an illegal dog.

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According to the indictment, a conflict arose between Omar and the two plaintiffs, brothers Meier and Binyamin Drori, who all worked on a construction site in Jerusalem. Omar allegedly began to curse the Droris, but left when Meier asked him to. Shortly afterward, however, Omar returned accompanied by Majahad, Muhammad and the pit bull terrier, which was unmuzzled, the indictment says.

Omar allegedly let the dog off its leash, while gesturing toward Binyamin and shouting, “Get him!” at the same time as Muhammad and Majahad encouraged the dog to attack.

The indictment says the dog attacked Binyamin, locking its jaws onto his leg and tearing his flesh.

Binyamin later required hospital treatment.

Allegedly Muhammad and Majahad then began to beat up Meier and punched Binyamin.

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