Monday, June 12, 2006

Rightwing Dog threatened by Israeli Police

Noted Israeli Right-wing activist, Itamar Ben-Gvir is suing the Israeli police for aiming a loaded weapon at his canine best friend, "Chompy."
Maybe we can get PETA involved here as well?

The Small Claims Court in Jerusalem have summoned for a hearing Monday an unprecedented participant: Chompy, the dog of right-wing activists Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Chompy was summoned to attend a hearing over the civil suit his owner filed against two Samaria and Judea District policemen who he claims falsely arrested him and pointed a loaded gun at his dog. Ben-Gvir is suing the police for NIS 16,000 (roughly USD 3,600) in compensations.

According to Ben-Gvir, who filed the lawsuit about six months ago, on October 6, 2005, while he was walking his dog at the Givat Haavot neighborhood in Hebron, he encountered a local policeman. Chompy the dog started barking at the officer, and the man in response drew his gun at the canine and said, "if the dog doesn't stop barking, I'll shoot him and you."

Ben-Gvir claims he had asked the policeman to provide him with his personal details, but the officer refused to do so and left the scene. Some twenty minutes later, the lawsuit states, five policemen arrived at the extreme rightist's house and arrested him on suspicion he had threatened the officer, saying that "if someone hurts Chompy, I'll hurt you," and that he was walking his dog without a muzzle. (YNetnews)
I wonder if the headline was "Leftwing Dog" -- would I get lots of hatemail?

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Anonymous said...

This sounds nuts i know Itamar but this is just a normal thing that happens they (THE MEDENA) are the Erev Rav and want us to just give up WE WILL NOT!!

Olah Chadasha said...

Never a dull moment...

Joe Settler said...

The title they really wanted was:

"Rightist dog takes on police"

Which they would have wanted to tie to this article:

about a right-wing agitator.

tafka PP said...

Has anyone actually asked Chompy if he subscribes to his owner's politics?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

tafka pp: The last person who asked that was bitten by Chompy...

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