Hamas has banned dog-walking walking in Gaza – not because of the piles of poo everywhere, but because the animals frighten women and children.
And in the three weeks since barking-mad Hamas announced the ban, dog owners in Gaza have been forced to keep their pets indoors.
The poor animals will eventually go stir-crazy, which is something their owners have been suffering from ever since Hamas came to power. Owners may be forced to ship their animals off to North Korea, where there is a huge demand for our four-legged friends. Ending up as a Korean’s lunch would no doubt be preferable to being slow-cooked in Gaza’s small apartments with no air conditioning and rising summer heat.