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May 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Baby ‘Bambi’ Found, Rescued by Israeli Security Forces During Search for Weapons in Palestinian-Held Territory

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The fawn found by Israeli security forces during a night raid in Nablus in search of weapons. Photo: Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.

The fawn found by Israeli security forces during a night raid in Nablus in search of weapons. Photo: Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.

During a night raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus to search for weapons and other contraband held by Palestinian terrorists, Israeli security forces were surprised to find a baby deer in the home of a shepherd, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Monday.

According to the report, the two-month-old Bambi look-alike was being held illegally and neglected. The men who came upon the baby deer during their the house-to-house search – a joint operation of the IDF, civil administration, the Shin Bet and police – hurried to transfer the fawn to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, which will find it a place where it can be properly nursed to health. If and when its caretakers determine that the deer is strong enough, it will be released back into nature in the Palestinian-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

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  • why release it anywhere near Arab,s who willtorutre it and then kill it for fun?

  • Tova Saul

    why release it anywhere near Arabs who will kill it for fun after torturing it?

  • One the too many
    The men who came upon the baby deer during their the (sic) house-to-house search

  • citizenstat

    This event shows that (at least for Jews in the Middle East) it’s possible to be a warrior and compassionate at he same time.

  • ita

    Stupid. Whose crazy idea is that. Why spend jewish money healing it and the give it back to
    the jerks that abused it in the first place. Duh!!#

  • Leonard Feinman

    One can only assume the reason why this deer was being held in a private home. This kind of animal, though wild, is also very timid. When raised around people, they imprint and follow humans.

    I suspect this animal was going to become a meal. At this age, it should still be nursing, or following its mother. Now, we will see if it can be rehabilitated. Maybe it will even breed.

    As a Hebrew School student, we collected money to plant trees in Israel. Forestation was a big deal. Wild animals are a valuable part of this ecology. Arabs don’t care. They only occupy the area because of the nearby Jewish presence. They do not have a valid place in society and I would expel each one who does not want to participate as a good citizen of Eretz Yisrael.

  • Yosef

    How do we know it was a Palestinian deer that has to be returned to the Palestinian part of Yehuda and Shomron? Maybe the deer had been taken hostage? Clearly it was on its way to becoming lunch or dinner. Why not release it in Area C, where it can’t be hunted and killed for lunch and so is more likely to be able to live out its days in peace?

  • oh, it will be released to the p.a. areas? what fool thinks that that is necessary? let the deer live in Israel.

  • Yaakov

    In terms of thinking the best of people, we would have to assume that the shepherd was somehow trying to safeguard the fawn, albeit in a very misguided way.

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