Palestinian, Israeli hurt in West Bank (AP) Associated Press) By DANIEL ESTRIN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 03/16/12 1:58 pm ET)
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JERUSALEM – Soldiers unleashed a dog at a Palestinian protester, and
Israel´s army said it fired a rubber bullet at an Israeli protester,
in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Friday.
An AP photographer witnessed the dog chasing down the Palestinian
protester, grabbing him by the arm and dragging him to the ground.
Video footage released by activists showed soldiers struggling to get
the dog to release his clamp on the man.
A military official said soldiers unleashed the dog after the
protester hurled rocks at them. The man was treated on the scene by
army medics, and then arrested along with another protester, said the
official, speaking anonymously according to army regulations.
The incident took place in Kufr Qaddoum in the northern West Bank.
Protesters were marking the anniversary of the death of Rachel
Corrie, an American protester run over by an Israeli army bulldozer
in Gaza in 2003, said Jonathan Pollak, an Israeli activist.
In a separate incident Friday, an Israeli woman was protesting
alongside Palestinians against Israeli policies in the West Bank when
soldiers fired a rubber bullet which hit her head, Pollak and the
She was evacuated to a Palestinian hospital where she was treated for
light injuries, said hospital director Ahmad Bitawy. (© 2012 The
Associated Press 03/16/12)
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