Dog’s life: Israel PM Netanyahu's dog quarantined after biting ministers at Hanukkah event

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog was behind bars on Saturday after biting a lawmaker and a cabinet minister's husband during an event to mark the Hanukkah Jewish holiday.

hidden December 13, 2015 10:22:13 IST
Dog’s life: Israel PM Netanyahu's dog quarantined after biting ministers at Hanukkah event

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog was behind bars on Saturday after biting a lawmaker and a cabinet minister's husband during an event to mark the Hanukkah Jewish holiday.

"Last night we lit the fifth Hanukkah candle with all the family present before we were sadly obliged to send Kaiya to quarantine as required by law," Netanyahu wrote on in a Facebook post reported by media on Saturday.

The premier said the experience brought home to him "flaws incompatible with logic and compassion" in Israel's public health regulations, which mandate that dogs who bite, even if they have received all the necessary inoculations, be confined for 10 days.

Dogs life Israel PM Netanyahus dog quarantined after biting ministers at Hanukkah event

File photo of Benjamin Netanyahu. Reuters

The mixed-breed dog was adopted by the Netanyahus from an animal shelter in July.

Kaiya nipped lawmaker Sharren Haskel from the prime minister's Likud party as well as the husband of Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely during a festive candle-lighting ceremony on Wednesday night.

Neither was badly hurt during the event at the premier's official Jerusalem residence.

Netanyahu tweeted a photo of himself and his new dog in August.

"How much light Kaiya brought into our home!" he wrote of the 10-year-old. "If you want a canine, find an adult dog to rescue. You won't regret it!"

AFP

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

From building the wall to ending wars, four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business
World

From building the wall to ending wars, four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business

Since taking the oath of office in 2016, US president Donald Trump has faced the same hard truth that each of his White House predecessors learned: Governing is rarely easy

Mumbai local trains to allow women travellers from today; Centre mulls removing plasma therapy as treatment
India

Mumbai local trains to allow women travellers from today; Centre mulls removing plasma therapy as treatment

Currently only those engaged in frontline duties and falling in the essential staff category of the Maharashtra government are allowed to travel in the local trains run by Central Railway and Western Railway

Gal Gadot's casting as Cleopatra starts Twitter debate over Israeli actress playing Egyptian queen
Entertainment

Gal Gadot's casting as Cleopatra starts Twitter debate over Israeli actress playing Egyptian queen

While many Twitter users stated how it was “not right” to cast Gal Gadot, others pointed out that Cleopatra was actually Macedonian Greek