Eagles rescued in Israeli swoop
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Eagles rescued in Israeli swoop

Israel rescued two eagles of a protected species in a military operation in Hebron.Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority, having received an intelligence tip that Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron had reared illegally a protected species of eagle, seized the eagles over the weekend with the help of the Israel Defense Forces.An Israeli park ranger scoured a Hebron neighborhood protected by a platoon of paratroopers until the two birds were discovered in a pet shop. They were handed over to the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem, and two Palestinians were detained for questioning.According to the Nature and Parks Authority, only about six pairs of this species of eagle exist in the wild.