Israeli police have arrested a suspect who is suspected in the poisoning of eight eagle vultures in the Golan Heights last weekend.
Israel Border Guard Police tracked down and arrested a 30-year-old suspect from the village of Tuba Zangariya.
The suspect will appear before a judge at an arraignment hearing Monday while the investigation continues.
Eight eagles have died and two others are fighting for their lives after they ingested poison on the Golan Heights.
They were discovered Friday morning by the staff of Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority after being poisoned in an IDF firing zone in Nafa.
The incident is one that has had a devastating impact on the severely endangered eagle population in the Golan Heights, particularly during the nesting season.