Boy takes his pet bird to shelter in Gaza (VIDEO)

Boy talkes his bird tp shelter in Gaza
13-year-old Azmi Diab with his bird, Khan Younis, Gaza, credit: Still from video Reuters

“Bombings doesn’t differentiate between humans and animals because animals, like humans, are the same,” the 13-year-old boy Azmi Diab said, while he cared for his pet bird in a shelter after his family fled their home in Gaza City.

“I found this bird when he was small, raised him, and brought him a nest to hide so he wouldn’t die from the frequent bombing. I love him. I raised him when he was little. He grew and stayed with me,” Azmi said on Thursday at the shelter in Khan Younis, operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).


“Life has become difficult. I’ve left my education and left behind my belongings. I don’t know anything about my friends – whether they’ve been martyred or if they are still alive. We were forced out of our homes. I left barefoot and ran while I was very scared because the rockets were being launched, and I’m terrified because they are very powerful,” Azmi told a reporter from news agency Reuters.

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