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Gaza food shortage drives dogs into Israel

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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Gaza food shortage drives dogs into Israel




In the last couple of months, residents of the Israeli villages along the Gaza Strip complain about dozens of stray dogs, some possibly diseased, fleeing the Gaza area into Israel, passing underneath the “security fence.”


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The editor of the source does say:


The story falls short of connecting the flight of the dogs with the severe Gaza-wide food shortage that would cause them to migrate en masse.


However if you go to the original link from Hareetz it seems reasonably clear that the dogs are crossing the border looking for food and water.

This is the link to the translated page using Google language tools.

I think the text in the heading is a bit confused as it says Gaza residents fighting the scourge of stray dogs, and then appears to contradict itself. (Perhaps someone who speaks Hebrew could clear this up?)

Despite the IOC editor's comment it seems that the original article does say that a food shortage is causing them to breach Israeli security fences.

Question is, is this an indicator of how things are in the strip despite articles about Gaza restaurants?




posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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The title in Hebrew says that people in area surrounding Gaza (area in Israel called Otef Gaza) suffer from those dog packs, however it also is clear from the article that it is not new. Simply earlier those stray dogs were shot by people of ministry of environment due to fear of decease.
Current minister however refuses for last two months to allow the killing of dogs without any standard procedure to try and find out what animal is ill and what not. This is why there is an outbreak in last few months. Nobody shoots them. Dogs do not get political borders very well so they scavenge where they can - both in Israel and in Gaza.
However i will not argue that situation in Gaza is very bad. Still it apparently can support wildlife ,according to this article.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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Thanks very much for your input.

Appreciated.



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