#OperationSaveTheCatsOfGaza

Yesterday I posted about the wonderful lives dogs enjoy in Israel as compared to the lives of Palestinians …

Today there is a report of how 2 kittens were rescued from the war zone in Gaza last summer amidst the carnage of over 550 murdered innocent children.

Palestinian children killed in Israeli shelling, Gaza Strip. Their names are unknown, unlike the 2 kittens described below

Palestinian children killed in Israeli shelling, Gaza Strip. Their names are unknown, unlike the 2 kittens described below

Tzuk and Eitan were rescued from the fighting zone in the Strip during Operation Protective Edge by an IDF soldier, who is now the protagonist of a new optimistic and colorful book for children.

New children’s book tells story of kittens rescued from Gaza

Meet the kittens Tzuk and Eitan, who were born in Gaza, found a home in Israel after Operation Protective Edge (“Tzuk Eitan” in Hebrew) and are now starring in a new children’s book.

The cats, one white and the other ginger, were rescued from the fighting zone by one IDF soldier during Protective Edge. Their story has now been made into a children’s book written by Nurit Sternberg.

Illustration from the book: Matan feeding the kittens (Photo: Gadi Kabalo)

Illustration from the book: Matan feeding the kittens (Photo: Gadi Kabalo)

The soldier who rescued the cats, Matan Meshi, who is studying industrial engineering at the Ben-Gurion University, is the main protagonist of the book, titled “Tzuk and Eitan Find a Loving Home.”

Meshi, a fighter in the Ground Forces, was called for reserve duty at the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, and along with his friends went into the Gaza Strip for a series of missions in built-up areas in the central Gaza Strip.

“All of a sudden, a weak yowling was heard, and then another very weak, shaky yowling, and then a third. ‘What is there in the corner?’ Matan called with wonder. Two pairs of eyes sparkled in the darkness. Matan shone his light at the whispering, bustling corner, and then another weakling meow was heard. Matan saw two skinny, gaunt cats, and he felt sorry for the hungry and abandoned kittens.”

Matan fed the cats with food from his battles rations and gave them some water.

The ginger and white kittens spent three days with the fighters, who became attached to them and decided to bring them back to Israel in a cardboard box.

Illustration from the book: Matan and his friends taking the kittens to Israel (Photo: Gadi Kabalo)

Illustration from the book: Matan and his friends taking the kittens to Israel (Photo: Gadi Kabalo)

Once out of Gaza, the fighters got to Doron Elbaz’s refreshment station at the entrance to Moshav Maslul. Their next mission was to find the kittens a loving home.

Elbaz spread the story and the kittens were soon adopted by Kristina, a young woman from Tel Aviv. They have been living with her since.

And so the book describes it: “With a heavy bag on his back and his weapon on his shoulder, Matan marched with his friends along their journey, while the white and ginger cats were closed up in a cardboard box.”

Elbaz spread the story and the kittens were soon adopted by Kristina, a young woman from Tel Aviv. They have been living with her since.

Author Nurit Sternberg from Moshav Sde Warburg, who is a friend of Matan’s mother, decided to write a children’s book about the operation and the kittens’ adoption. Despite the fact the book takes place in war time, she wrote an optimistic and colorful book which makes for a light reading.

“I found the story really touching. It opens up a window into what went on in the soldiers’ hearts, and how they did not lose their compassion and gentleness despite the difficult operation,” Sternberg said.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Ed said,

    August 26, 2015 at 17:45

    here is another more colorful book: GAZERNICA
    http://www.gazernica.com

  2. R Davis said,

    August 27, 2015 at 14:53

    IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS
    we say – you’ll get yours – what goes around comes around – your day will come
    How is it possible that …
    THE WRONG KIND OF PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF PLANET EARTH ?
    This is not about politics & that law & order must prevail.
    That Mainstream Media need to report the truth & magically realization will prevail.
    The wrong people are in control of planet earth is the problem.
    This is the bottom line.
    It is not that the people who live at the top of the food chain do not know, or do not care, not at all.
    It is that they are a certain breed of people & that they enjoying it all.

    QUOTE: Martin Luther.
    Book – Fear of Freedom
    Author – Erich Fromm
    “God would prefer to suffer the government to exist, no matter how evil, rather than allow the rabble to riot, no matter how justified they are in doing so … A prince should remain a prince, no matter how tyrannical he may be. He beheads necessarily only a few since he must have subjects in order to rule.”

    We must prostrate to our betters …. anyone that feel that they are better than us … for they have the guns man !

  3. R Davis said,

    August 27, 2015 at 15:29

    I have though continuously, about the US & why they attacked Iraq in 2009.
    They knew then that the oil was running out & that they would exit the Middle East.
    General Wesley Clark – in a interview said – the plan was 7 countries in 5 years
    Iraq
    Syria
    Lebanon
    Libya
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Iran.
    Under the circumstances I think they missed out a few –
    One is the well armed Saudi Arabia – unless Saudi Arabia, Egypt ( & who else Israel ) will be left to rule over the Middle East with an iron fist for the Western World, to protect the Western World form any kind of retliation on the part of the Arab nations.
    Is this what is going on in the Middle East today – ?
    That the Western World is causing as much destruction & dislocation as they can, to render the Arabs impotent.
    To protect themselves from any potential future revenge or the seeking of justice or compensation by the Arabs.
    For the Asset Stripping / blatent theft of the natural resources & the ruthless slaughter by them, of the Arab populations – over the last 200 years ?
    I am begining to think that this is exactly what is happening – the West is going to destroy as much of the Middle East as possible destroy before they leaves as future security.


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