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 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:
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.