Bear Bites Off Palestinian Boy’s Arm at West Bank Zoo

AP/Richard Vogel

The Times of Israel reports: A nine-year-old Palestinian boy on a school trip to the West Bank’s only municipal zoo had his arm bitten off on Tuesday by a bear that he had apparently tried to feed.

A Palestinian police spokesperson told the Ma’an news service that the child, from the Tulkarem area of the West Bank, had crossed a security fence to get to the bear’s cage at the Qalqilya Zoo.

The boy, whose arm was severed from the elbow, was rushed to Qalqilya Hospital, and from there to the An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus. The UK’s Daily Mail reported that the animal had eaten the severed limb.

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