Skip to Content

Palestinian boy mauled to death by lion in private Gaza zoo

KEYT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian boy was mauled to death by a lion in a private zoo in the Gaza Strip. That’s according to the coastal territory’s police force, run by the militant Hamas group. Police officers say 6-year-old Hamada Iqtiet had climbed the fence in the zoo in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, and reached an opening in the cage before the lion mauled him on Monday. The boy’s family disputed the account, saying the boy had only reached an outer fence when he was attacked. It was the first known fatality from animals kept at run-down private zoos in the crowded and impoverished Palestinian territory.

Article Topic Follows: ap-national-news
ap
KEYT
national
world

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

The Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content