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Photo by Reuters
Haaretz reports that the lioness Sabrina has been returned. I wonder what their angle is; they hate Hamas (even though they are Palestinian), so why would they publish a story which makes Hamas look good?
GAZA - Malnourished, declawed and missing some of her teeth and the tip of her tail, Sabrina the lion was returned to the Gaza Zoo yesterday after Hamas fighters rescued her from thieves who stole her two years ago.I hope Gilad Shalit is treated better by Hamas than this lion was treated...though Hamas has more benevolence towards this animal than they have towards Jews.
Zoo officials said the animal's captors had been using Sabrina as a prop, charging people five shekels to be photographed with her.
"The [thieves] had cut off the end of her tail, the black hair that is considered to be the symbol of pride of African lions. I am very sad for her. She must have felt very humiliated," said zoo veterinarian Saoud al-Shawa.
Sabrina was stolen from the facility soon after she and her brother Sakher were brought to Gaza from Egypt as cubs.
She was found during a Hamas raid on the compound of a Gaza clan, said officials of the Islamist group that seized the territory in a brief civil war last month.
Zoo officials said Sakher had roared inconsolably when his sister was stolen. Reunited, he nuzzled her neck and the two siblings began to play
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael