Tag Archive for Vulture

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 »

Israel Worried ‘Detained’ Vulture in Lebanon May Be Executed As ‘Mossad Spy’

 

A captured griffon vulture by residents from the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, suspect it to be a Mossad spy for Israel since it has an Israeli ID tag & a GPS transmitter.  

By Erez Erich, AFP

 

The Nature and Parks Authority said Tuesday that a vulture from one of its reserves had been captured on suspicion of espionage in neighboring Lebanon after flying across the border.

The vulture that was captured in Lebanon – Photo: bintjbeil.org

Members of the Israeli public phoned the Nature and Parks Authority to alert it to Facebook reports and pictures of a vulture with an Israeli identification ring and location transmitter captured by residents of the south Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil. Continue Reading »