Hamas recently banned dog walking in Gaza Strip city streets and other populated areas, purportedly to "protect our women and children," a spokesman said. Local dog ownership has flourished in recent years, and veterinarian Imad Morad said he is hearing from owners who are concerned their pets may become unhealthy and depressed, yet many are afraid to bring their dogs to his clinic because they fear violating the ban.
Gaza pet owners concerned about dog-walking ban
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