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Syrian rebel fighters return ‘lost’ Vulture to Israel

Spurred by the intervention of local animal activists as an expression of gratitude for Israel’s humanitarian efforts on its border, one of the Golan Heights’ few remaining vultures was caught, having been injured, and returned to Israel by local Syrian rebels.

By Amir Ben-David


One of the few vultures still remaining in the Golan Heights Gamla Nature Reserve flew over the border to Syria recently before being captured by one of the rebel organizations fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who returned it home Tuesday.

The Gamla vultures—as evidenced by the tracking devices affixed to some of them to trace their movements—occasionally fly over the border. Continue Reading »