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Gaza City - Gaza Lioness Leaves Territory For New Life In The West Bank

Published on: April 11, 2016 05:27 PM
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A Palestinian man photographs a lioness siting in a crate on a truck on the Palestinian side of Erez crossing with Israel in northern Gaza Strip. Monday, April. 11, 2016.  (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)A Palestinian man photographs a lioness siting in a crate on a truck on the Palestinian side of Erez crossing with Israel in northern Gaza Strip. Monday, April. 11, 2016.  (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

Gaza City - Israeli and Palestinian handlers have transferred a lioness from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank

Uri Madar, an official with COGAT, an Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, inspected the 7-year-old feline Monday as it entered Israel on the way to its new home at a Palestinian zoo in the West Bank.

He said it is a “joyful day for all animal lovers.”

Some 41 big cats, including lions and tigers, are held “not in ideal conditions” in Gaza, he said.

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The lioness had been smuggled into Gaza through a tunnel when it was a few months old.

Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2007 when the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power there.

Palestinians look at a lioness after her arrival at a zoo in the Atil village near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Monday, April 11, 2016. The lioness was evacuated from a makeshift zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to join her mate who was moved earlier to a better zoo in the West Bank. Four adult lions and two cubs were evacuated from cash-strapped, conflict-ridden zoos in Gaza for treatmentPalestinians look at a lioness after her arrival at a zoo in the Atil village near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Monday, April 11, 2016. The lioness was evacuated from a makeshift zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to join her mate who was moved earlier to a better zoo in the West Bank. Four adult lions and two cubs were evacuated from cash-strapped, conflict-ridden zoos in Gaza for treatment
Palestinian children look at a lioness after her arrival at a zoo in the Atil village near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Monday, April 11, 2016. The lioness was evacuated from a makeshift zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to join her mate who was moved earlier to a better zoo in the West Bank. Four adult lions and two cubs were evacuated from cash-strapped, conflict-ridden zoos in Gaza for treatment and better living conditions in the West Bank and Jordan. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)Palestinian children look at a lioness after her arrival at a zoo in the Atil village near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Monday, April 11, 2016. The lioness was evacuated from a makeshift zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to join her mate who was moved earlier to a better zoo in the West Bank. Four adult lions and two cubs were evacuated from cash-strapped, conflict-ridden zoos in Gaza for treatment and better living conditions in the West Bank and Jordan. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinians look at a lioness after her arrival at a zoo in the Atil village near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Monday, April 11, 2016. The lioness was evacuated from a makeshift zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to join her mate who was moved earlier to a better zoo in the West Bank. Four adult lions and two cubs were evacuated from cash-strapped, conflict-ridden zoos in Gaza for treatment and better living conditions in the West Bank and Jordan. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)Palestinians look at a lioness after her arrival at a zoo in the Atil village near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Monday, April 11, 2016. The lioness was evacuated from a makeshift zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to join her mate who was moved earlier to a better zoo in the West Bank. Four adult lions and two cubs were evacuated from cash-strapped, conflict-ridden zoos in Gaza for treatment and better living conditions in the West Bank and Jordan. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)


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 Apr 11, 2016 at 10:11 PM Al P. Dean Says:

Chubby Abbas would make a good snack!

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