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Palestinian children play next to the bodies of mummified animals

Palestinian children play next to the bodies of mummified animals

Palestinian children play next to the bodies of mummified animals that died from hunger and Israeli strikes during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants during the summer of 2014, at the zoo in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 4, 2017.Gaza’s only zoo is under threat of closing due to lack of funds to care for the remaining animals. More than two thirds of the population of the Gaza Strip, which Israel has blockaded for a decade, are reliant on some form of aid, according to the UN.

AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB