Agence France-PresseNovember 21, 2013 13:46
Two lion cubs born in Gaza this week and named in honour of Hamas' last major clash with Israel died on Thursday, a zoo official said.
"The lions named Fajr and Sijil (Dawn and Clay in Arabic) died today due to a deterioration of their health at birth," Shadi Hamad, supervisor of animals at Bissan park, told AFP.
"The cause of death is a lack of experience and resources for the birth and treatment of cubs. Food and medicines for such a situation are not available" because of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, said Hamad.