Hebron Mayor comments lead to unconfirmed scenes of ostensible violence against canines on social media; he later says he wasn’t being serious

Hebron mayor elicits outrage after offering $5 for anyone who kills a stray dog
Jack Mukand
November 5, 2022

The Palestinian mayor of Hebron, Tayseer Abu Sneineh, has sparked outrage after offering a bounty for the killing of stray dogs in his city. During an interview with a local radio station on Wednesday, Abu Sneineh announced, “Whoever kills a stray dog or delivers to us a stray dog that’s been killed, we are willing to reward him with 20 shekels ($5.6) for each dog delivered to us.” Abu Sneineh, who has lived much of his life outside of Hebron — in Jordan and in an Israeli prison, for his participation in a 1980 Hebron attack — went on to say in the interview that he had drawn inspiration from Jordan. READ MORE

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