The Animals In Gaza Are Rebelling

Fearing for their lives in the annual Eid al-Adha, the holiday of the sacrifice, and after watching their kin killed to impress the Emir of Qatar, animals in Gaza have started rebelling against their owners, injuring them and killing at least one person.

Gaza man dies after accident involving livestock

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) A Palestinian man died and four others injured in an accident after mishandling livestock purchased for Eid al-Adha, a Ma’an correspondent said.

Abdullah Abu Laban, 52, suffered a heart attack after a sheep attacked him east of Khan Younis. Four people were injured in the same incident.

Medics said that three of the four injured are in critical condition. They were transferred to Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, and others in the European hospital in Rafah.

The condemned sheep rammed him with its horns, and now you know how the battering ram got it’s name.

Meanwhile, donkeys have taken to the streets to protest:

7 hurt in accident in Khan Younis

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Seven people sustained injuries Friday in a motorcycle accident in Khan Younis, medics said.

Two motorcycles crashed with a donkey-drawn cart.

The injured were transferred to the European hospital in Khan Younis. One is in critical condition.

Maan Arabic adds that the two motorcyclists were racing one another, and that the person in critical condition broke his spine.

Karma is working overtime this weekend.

Update: There’s a similar story about a cow killing it’s butcher being reported by AP and picked up by Ynet and ToI, which is not dissimilar from the sheep story in Maan. So for the sake of the story being even more hilarious, here it is:

A panicking cow killed a Palestinian man who was trying to slaughter the beast on Saturday during the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, a Gaza health official said.

Muslims around the world slaughter sheep, cows and goats during the four-day holiday that began Friday to commemorate the sacrifice by their Prophet Ibrahim — known to Christians and Jews as Abraham.

But accidents are common as people frequently buy animals to slaughter at home instead of relying on professional butchers. The festive atmosphere surrounding the site of the slaughtering also tends to make the animals fidgety.

In addition to the death, Gaza heath official Ashraf al-Kidra said that 150 other people were hospitalized in the Gaza Strip with knife wounds or other injuries caused by animals trying to break away.

 

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comments

  • Jim from Iowa

    It’s like “Lion King” gone terribly wrong.

  • pk

    Zionist death livestock. Perhaps they should stick to pork?

  • pk
  • Norman B.

    PETA has been unavailable for comment.

    I read somewhere that if the Holy Temple should be restored, some rabbis favor doing without animal sacrifices and restore only meal offerings.

    • mzk1

      You are quoting Rav Kook, the major thinker of religious Zionism. The explanation I heard was that there would be a change in nature, and the animals would be intelligent.

      On the other hand, Maimonidies, the rationalist, explicitly says all sacrifices will be offered. At any rate, I have no problem with it – if I can sacrifice an animal to my stomach, why can’t I sacrifice it to God? And, in fact, most of what goes on the altar is not “kosher” (prohibited to eat), anyway.

  • Joel Keller

    The human ‘animals’ in Gaxa are also revolting!

  • Hundra the Warrior Woman

    All animal sacrifice is immoral, a civilised people would reject this.

    • juvanya

      How is it functionally any different from eating animals?

  • juvanya

    Abdullah Abu Laban, 52, suffered a heart attack after a sheep attacked him east of Khan Younis. Four people were injured in the same incident.

    They make it sound so horrible and tragic.

    Only in Gaza.