Inside Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Gazan zebra, the wild donkey
Palestinian children in Gaza received a very special treat today. They had the opportunity to see a zebra in flesh. Well, a “zebra”.
A small Gaza zoo dyed two female donkeys white and striped the two using women’s hair-dye and a paint brush. It charged $15 for a full busload of children to meet the zebras – a bargain for an animal that would have cost $40,000 to bring to the Israel-blockaded Gaza.
In Arabic the word for zebra literally means ‘a wild donkey’, so maybe these donkeys weren’t too far off.
Click below to judge the dye job for yourself:
PHOTO: Palestinian boys ride dyed donkeys at Marah Land zoo in Gaza City October 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Sale