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Free-range chickens in Itamar, Samaria, April 9, 2012.

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry announced Wednesday that avian flu (bird flu) has been discovered in a turkey coop in a kibbutz in northern Israel.

The disease was discovered while the poultry was in a local slaughterhouse.


The meat was held there once officials discovered the avian flu, and not sold to stores.

A quarantine was imposed on the slaughterhouse and all poultry coops within 10 kilometers of the infected coop, located in Kibbutz Shluchot in Emek Ha’Mayanot.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.