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Zoo animals killed and traumatized by warThe lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo. Shadi Hamad, the park's director, said the zoo was damaged and animals died in Israeli airstrikes.Hissi got his job at Al-Bisan after working in a zoo in Israel and because of his love for animals.The destruction to the zoo has shaken Hissi badly.Hissi was insistent there had been no militant weapons inside the zoo.The Jabaliya area north of Gaza City is home to the Strip's second zoo, the Jabaliya Zoo, which escaped major damage.Although the zoo in Jabaliya emerged relatively unscathed, bombardment had impacted on the animals psychologically.
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