J'lem: Dog killing suspect remanded

An Israeli man who allegedly left the severed head of a dog outside the front door of the head of a farming community near Beit Shemesh was remanded for four days Thursday by the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. The suspect, David Rafael, 28, of Jerusalem, turned himself in to police on Wednesday. The dog, a white German Shepherd, belonged to the son of the head of Moshav Ness Harim, located seven kilometers east of Beit Shemesh. The dog's bloodied carcass was left near the door of his son's house in the Tuesday morning attack. The motive for the animal killing is a dispute between the two men in the wake of Rafael's eviction from a public building in the community, police said.