Gaza: 12 Monkeys and 2 Turtels to Be Transfered to West Bank Zoo

Animals at the Gaza zoo were affected by the 2014 offensive. (Photo: via Sama News)

Israeli media sources said Israeli authorities have allowed the transfer of 12 monkeys and two turtles to a zoo in the West Bank city of Tulkarim today, through the Erez Crossing.

The animals were transferred to the West Bank after the Gaza zoo suffered from an Israeli attack during the 2014 offensive and due to the lack of adequate food provided to the animals due to the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza.

The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture has requested the Israeli authorities to transfer the animals to a proper zoo earlier this month.

15 other animals were transferred to Israel, Jordan and South Africa last month from a zoo in Khan Younis for the same reasons.

The Gaza Strip has been placed under siege by Israel for ten years, which has intensified the difficulty of life for both Palestinians as well as animals.


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