In the besieged Gaza Strip, residents are not the only ones enduring difficult psychological conditions caused by Israel’s repeated bombings. Animals, including horses, are also suffering and manifesting post-traumatic stress symptoms. The Israeli siege imposed on Gaza for more than 13 years has prevented the entry of medicines intended for animal treatment of various disorders and diseases.
The bad psychological situation of animals in the Gaza Strip has caused many lionesses, for instance, to refuse to nurse their cubs. In June 2015, Nama’a Zoo in northern Gaza turned to a dog, a mother of eight puppies, to nurse the lion cub abandoned by his mother.