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Falafel stop 'saves' Gaza man from Israeli missile
Published Sunday 19/01/2014 (updated) 20/01/2014 14:04
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Saad Dabour's donkey, wounded in the strike. (MaanImages)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man survived an Israeli airstrike on Sunday after he jumped off his donkey cart to eat falafel and fool in a popular restaurant in the northern Gaza Strip.

The donkey, however, was not so lucky, and wound up a casualty of an Israeli missile strike that also injured a motorcyclist and a 12-year-old child passing by.

Saad Dabour, a garbage collector, told Ma'an that seconds before an Israeli airstrike hit a motorcyclist on Saftawi Street near Jabaliya, he stopped his donkey cart on the roadside and jumped down to treat himself to a breakfast of falafel and fool, a dish made of fava beans, from a popular roadside restaurant.

"Only a few seconds later, I heard a blast, and when I turned back to see what had happened, I saw the motorbike ablaze and its driver was lying on the ground."

He added that after he recovered from the shock, he noticed that his donkey was riddled with shrapnel from the missile.

Dabour told Ma'an that he uses Saftawi Street every day to collect garbage on his donkey cart.



In late November, Gaza authorities announced that local municipalities had been forced to use donkeys in order to collect garbage and waste from cities and villages across the region due to major fuel shortages.

Fuel shortages have caused major hardship in the Gaza Strip since early November, causing power plants and water pumps to decrease service hours and cutting off access to basic necessities for Gaza residents.

The Gaza Strip has been under a severe economic blockade imposed by Israel with Egyptian support since 2006.
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1 ) humzah / pal
19/01/2014 15:34
that's not a donkey in the picture. we need to see the donkey. this is very important to me. also i would like a recipe of this miracle meal.

2 ) Carlos / usa
19/01/2014 15:41
God bless his luck. I hope he can still do his job. My best wishes. I am sure some disgusting israeli propagandist will make fun of his situation and belittle his troubles. That is what a Nazi soldier would have done when the abused or murdered a Jew or a cripple.

3 ) A fool and his falafel / will soon
19/01/2014 15:47
be parted.

4 ) Quiche Lorraine / France
19/01/2014 18:57
Donkey shawarma recipe: 1kg Donkey , 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, Pinch of cayenne.

5 ) Qasim / Egypt
19/01/2014 20:28
#1: humzah - Well if it's not a donkey in the picture, what is it then? If you can cross into Egypt at some point, my mother could give you a recipie for fool & tamaya (falafool). You need to see how's it's made.

6 ) Rachamim Dwek / Israel
19/01/2014 20:57
Why has Ma'an omitted the part about the motorcyclist, Ahmed Sa'ad, having just launched 5 rockets at Ashkelon and was using a 12 year old as a Human Shield? If PIJ claims him as a senior member (read Terrorist) why is Ma'an ignoring it? Hamza, I'm with you, I want the recipe.

7 ) Colin Wright / USA
19/01/2014 20:57
Israel saw into the donkey's soul. It was a terror donkey.

8 ) Sarah / The Netherlands
19/01/2014 21:03
#1 I think you are a fake pretending to be a Palestinian.

9 ) JoeUSA / USA
20/01/2014 19:39
The tragic life of everyday Gazans....

10 ) john / london
20/01/2014 23:21
#6 that's how the media work. Almost every article in any newspaper concerning Israel will miss out important facts that make it look as if Israel are to blame...

11 ) ian / australia
21/01/2014 00:59
#6 A motorcyclist launching rockets at Ashkelon using a 12 year old as a Human Shield? That doesn't make a lot of sense, Rachamim (but at least you're consistent).
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