On 16 March 2012, protestors at Kfar Qadum held their weekly demonstration against the closing of the Kfar Qadum–Nablus road. Clashes broke out between the security forces who used tear gas and “skunk” spray to try and disperse the crowd and demonstrators, some of whom threw stones at the soldiers. The soldiers then unleashed a dog. The dog attacked a demonstrator, Ahmad Shteiwi, and locked its jaws on his arm. After the soldiers freed Shteiwi from the dogs grip, they arrested him and his uncle, who had tried to help him.