Photo Credit: Shlomit Shavit / Nature and Parks Authority
8 Golan Heights eagles die from poisoning

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.