What Israel had done there, is horrible and inexplicable. However, instead of donating and rebuilding the zoo, it should be
closed down. The animals are kept in enclosures so small they can hardly walk 3
steps, for example the lion cage. You have to wonder what is a bigger cruelty -
being confined like that, or being put out of your misery. Also, this zoo had
served as a location for an "educational" video shown during a Hamas-supported
children's show in which also the murder of Jews is encouraged to children. In
this video, the show mascot took a few kids to the Gaza Zoo, entered the cat
house and beat, kicked and tossed the cats all over the place. Once all kids got
the message that this was all great and the cats sat shivering in a corner, the
mascot tells the kids: "And this is how not to act"...
In other words, Gaza Zoo may pretend to be grief-stricken when it's about
telling the media how bad Israel is, but given events like the cat beating and
the inhumanely small lion cage, I wouldn't be too surprised if the Palestinians
had massacred the zoo themselves only to blame Israel. From kicking a cat to
shooting it, it's not that far a cry.
Thank you very much for writing. We agree that the zoo shouldn't be reopened.
Where did you get the information about the children and the cat abuse?
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary