Dutch MPs call for halt to service dog exports to Israel

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MPs from the opposition Liberal democrats D66, the left-wing green GroenLinks and the Socialist Party have asked the cabinet to stop selling dogs to the Israeli army. On Monday, the NRC reported that dogs sent to the Israeli army are used against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, despite an EU ban on the export of strategic goods such as pistols and camouflage paint. ‘Service dogs’ do not fall under the same heading for exports, but the paper questions this because the Dutch police and defence ministry classify these dogs as ‘means to violence’ just like pepper spray and fire arms.

Israeli Army Exercise; Urban Warfare - A file photo of an Israeli soldier with dog

A file photo of an Israeli soldier with dog
Palestinians, including minors, are often bitten by Dutch dogs and the use of dogs is increasing as violence in the region flares up again. ‘It is very clear Dutch dogs are being used as weapons by the Israeli army and for…

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