Report: Palestinians in West Bank killing pigs out of fear of swine flu

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May 2, 2009 21:55

Palestinians in the West Bank have reportedly began killing pigs out of fear of the virus. Palestinian security forces killed one wild pig in Jericho, said Imad al-Atrash, director of the Palestinian Wildlife Association. He called on Palestinians not to use poison because it would endanger other wildlife. "What is needed is professional hunters," he said. On Friday, health officials from Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan met to coordinate responses to the virus.


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