Two genuine zebras died of starvation earlier this year during the Israeli military offensive, he added.
Until Israel lifts its blockade of Gaza, imposed, it says, in an attempt to reduce rocket attacks and weaken the leadership of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, such asinine deceptions are likely to continue.
But after hearing of the story, the mayor of one Israeli town has offered to send two real zebras to the zoo.
Tzvi Bar, mayor of Ramat Gan, said he had been shocked to hear of what had happened, Israeli media reported on Friday.
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