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Gaza Municipality To Pay For Dogs Killed On The Street

Gaza Municipality To Pay For Dogs Killed On The Street

The municipality of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip inaugurated a campaign Thursday to encourage citizens to tackle the problem of multitudes of stray dogs prowling the city—offering a ten shekel award for each one killed.
The municipality put out a public announcement, which said, "Due to the proliferation of stay dogs attacking residents, children and farmers, the Beit Lahia municipality announces it will award ten shekels to any man who kills a stray dog and notifies the municipality of the deed."


Attempting to combat plague of stray dogs prowling area, Beit Lahia municipality announces NIS 10 will be given to residents for each dog killed, with no limitations on number of dogs killed, methods of killing; while some comments found the campaign too cruel, others protested the idea of creating dog shelters while Gazans live in tents.

The municipality of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip inaugurated a campaign Thursday to encourage citizens to tackle the problem of multitudes of stray dogs prowling the city—offering a ten shekel award for each one killed.
Each dog killed and brought to the municipality's center for the campaign will award its killer ten shekels, with no limits placed on the number of dogs each resident is allowed to kill.

The campaign also placed no limitations on the methods used to put down the canines, with all means considered acceptable so long as the dogs are brought in dead.


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The municipality put out a public announcement, which said, "Due to the proliferation of stay dogs attacking residents, children and farmers, the Beit Lahia municipality announces it will award ten shekels to any man who kills a stray dog and notifies the municipality of the deed."

In the chronically unstable economic situation in Gaza, a campaign of this nature will no doubt, greatly motivate locals interested in earning a quick payoff, the purchasing power of ten shekels is much greater in Gaza than it is in Israel.





Beit Lahia's campaign aroused a fair amount of criticism among Palestinians, who found it cruel and inhumane. "It's a senseless decision," a Palestinian named Mohammad Awad wrote in response. "The municipality will bear responsibility for any resident harmed by such a move. (The municipality) is the one who should be carrying this out, if stray dogs cause so much damage to residents."

There are no guidelines as to what is agreed as being "acceptable" forms of killing


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