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Gaza lion cubs to be transferred to Jordan

A pair of lion cubs are being transferred through Israel from the Gaza strip to a wildlife shelter in Jordan after they were held up at Erez border crossing yesterday, Ynet news reports.

The two cubs, Max and Mona, were raised as pets in a private dwelling in the Rafiah refugee camp. UK-based charity Four Paws International and Israeli authorities have facilitated their transfer to a sanctuary outside Amman where they can be properly cared for.

Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, and Ahmad Abu Jereda, 16, carry Mona and Max, the female and male lion cubs, as they walk at beach of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip.  June 15, 2015. (AP/Adel Hana)
Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, and Ahmad Abu Jereda, 16, carry Mona and Max, the female and male lion cubs, as they walk on the beach of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip. June 15, 2015. (AP/Adel Hana)
Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, hugs Mona, the female lion cub, as his father Saduldin, 54, strokes her as they wait to evacuate from Gaza to the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP /Adel Hana)
Ibrahim Al-Jamal, 17, hugs Mona, the female lion cub, as his father Saduldin, 54, strokes her as they wait to evacuate from Gaza to the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP /Adel Hana)

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