Police suspect four teenage boys from a town near Modiin burned and killed three cats. Officers on a routine patrol noticed the teens carrying suspicion objects on Friday night and later found three dead cats nearby.
According to the police, the teens said they acted out of boredom. They will report for questioning along with their parents on Sunday.
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At around 2 am on Friday, Shai District police officers on a patrol noticed four teens holding spray cans and a lighter. This aroused their suspicion and they subsequently found three burned cats after scanning the area.
The teens told police they did not plan to burn the cats and that they acted of boredom. They apologized for their actions, according to the police.
Police found three incinerated bodies of cats (Photo: Shai District Police)
Earlier this week, it was reported that Military Police have opened an investigation into a video posted online that shows a soldier seen frying a live bird. The soldier was apparently found and will be questioned and most likely indicted for cruelty to animals.
The video garnered much attention on social networks, but was taken off YouTube on Wednesday night, shortly after it was uploaded. In the 33-second clip, the soldier, dressed in military trousers and a white shirt, is seen holding a small bird's legs, and dipping it in boiling liquid.
The small bird flaps, and then – after encouragement of an off-screen person – the soldier again dips the bird’s head in the pot, holding it under for a few seconds.
"Is it dead?" asks the off-screen person. The soldier who holds the bird examines it before replying, "Yes."
The IDF spokesperson said, "The video presents a serious case which is not in line with the values of the IDF. Military Police have opened an investigation and will pass the findings onto the military prosecutor."
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