On Monday, an employee from the National Parks Authority discovered the bird after extinguishing a fire at the Habesor National Park near the Gaza Strip.
As an animal-protection organization, PETA notes that animals claim allegiance to no nation, don't choose sides, and can only rely on human beings to show them mercy, and it is unacceptable to use them as weapons of war.— PETA (@peta) July 17, 2018
Nearly 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of land on nature reserves and national parks near the Gaza Strip have been burned due to incendiary kites, balloons and condoms.PETA, which has used Israeli celebrities in its advertisements in the past, also noted it is “concerned about human civilians, children and anyone else caught in the line of fire of any conflict.” The organization has not shied away from making its opinion known about issues relating to the Middle East and Judaism in the past. It has warned tourists to refrain from visiting Petra in Jordan because of what it calls abuse of donkeys, and has appealed to people to host vegan Passover Seders.
A falcon attached to a rope with flammable material was found today near the Gaza Strip. Arson fires have been caused by incendiary materials flown from Gaza into Israel. Apparently it’s not enough to destroy nature with kites, now falcons are being used for terror as well. pic.twitter.com/j6noxwCwqS— COGAT (@cogat_israel) July 16, 2018