Li­ons find safe home

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TWO young li­ons kept as pets in a cramped Gaza refugee camp house have been trans­ferred to new wildlife sanc­tu­ary home in Jor­dan. A Gaza fam­ily bought Mona and Max as cubs from a lo­cal zoo that was dam­aged in last year’s war be­tween Is­rael and Gaza’s rulers from the Is­lamic mil­i­tant Ha­mas group and kept them in their small home in the crowded Rafah refugee camp. The li­ons and their han­dlers ar­rived in Jor­dan af­ter briefly be­ing left in no- man’s land when the Is­raelis closed the Erez cross­ing and Ha­mas de­nied them re- en­try.

Mona and Max.

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