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State of Palestine: Velhan the monkey steals Gazans' hearts in tour of Rafah03:15

State of Palestine: Velhan the monkey steals Gazans' hearts in tour of Rafah

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Rafah
March 5, 2017 at 08:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

A monkey called Velhan has become an attraction for Gazans of all ages, prompting smiles in those who huddle around to pet it, as seen in footage from Rafah on Saturday.

The 55-year old owner of Velhan, Muawiya al-Farra, said "I enjoy and have fun with the monkey and I also find a beauty in him. The children also get so happy when they see the monkey and play with him. Children are used to going to the zoo to see the animals, so we take the monkey around the city and sometimes in the car."

Commenting on its traits, Farra added, "this monkey has many amazing characteristics but it's still an animal. The idea is how to deal with such an animal which is one of God's creatures. A human needs to have mercy and to be nice in his dealings with animals because this is one the creatures of our God and we learn many things from him."

State of Palestine: Velhan the monkey steals Gazans' hearts in tour of Rafah03:15
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A monkey called Velhan has become an attraction for Gazans of all ages, prompting smiles in those who huddle around to pet it, as seen in footage from Rafah on Saturday.

The 55-year old owner of Velhan, Muawiya al-Farra, said "I enjoy and have fun with the monkey and I also find a beauty in him. The children also get so happy when they see the monkey and play with him. Children are used to going to the zoo to see the animals, so we take the monkey around the city and sometimes in the car."

Commenting on its traits, Farra added, "this monkey has many amazing characteristics but it's still an animal. The idea is how to deal with such an animal which is one of God's creatures. A human needs to have mercy and to be nice in his dealings with animals because this is one the creatures of our God and we learn many things from him."

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