Daily Israel Report

Wounded Anti-Terrorist Dog Back at Work

Mako, the dog wounded by Gaza terrorists who killed his handler and who neutralized the terrorists, is back in action.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 9/4/2011, 1:13 PM

Sgt. Kiril Golnshein and Mako
Sgt. Kiril Golnshein and Mako
IDF

Mako, the dog wounded by Gaza terrorists who killed his handler and who neutralized the terrorists, is back in action – this time with the police.

During Operation “Autumn Cloud” in northern Gaza in 2006, Givati solider Sgt. Kiril Golnshein died from critical wounds in his leg during a clash with terrorists. Mako also was hurt but still was able to attack the terrorists and keep them from continuing to shoot.

Mako was part of the “Oketz” (Sting) unit that features dogs trained to work in counterterrorist operations.

Now at the relatively old age of nine and a half, Mako is back in action – this time with the police, said Operations chief Nissim Mor.

Mako is a veteran of IDF operations and participated in IDF counterterrorist maneuvers in Gaza to prevent terrorists from bombarding southern Israel with rockets. After the dog’s injury, he went through lengthy rehabilitation before returning to action.