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‘Dead’ cat given funeral after Gaza rocket attack, comes home

Sad owners find remains under destroyed car, bury them at the bottom of their garden; several hours later Jewel walks in, unharmed

Jewel the cat returns home after the family held a funeral for him when he was believed killed in a rocket attack in the Eshkol region. (Screen capture/Channel 12)
Jewel the cat returns home after the family held a funeral for him when he was believed killed in a rocket attack in the Eshkol region. (Screen capture/Channel 12)

An Israeli family thought their cat had been killed in a rocket attack, and buried what they believed were his remains, only for him to stroll in a few hours later, unharmed.

The family, who live in the Eshkol region near Gaza, told Channel 12 on Monday that their cat Jewel disappeared after a rocket landed near their home during the latest round of fighting with the Islamic Jihad terror group.

They searched for him and were upset to discover the remains of a cat under a car that had been destroyed by the rocket. They buried what they assumed was Jewel in their garden, in a ceremony, complete with heartfelt eulogies, attended by other family members who came from out of town to pay their last respects.

Several hours later Jewel nonchalantly walked into the home, leaving the family to wonder whose cat they had buried.

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