Pit bull 390.
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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
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.
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
Binyamin later required hospital treatment.
Muhammad and Majahad then began to beat up Meier and punched Binyamin.
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