Quail trapping a dying business in Gaza

Locals say practice of bird trapping is steadily declining and dwindling into an obscure hobby.

    Autumn in the Gaza Strip means it is the peak season for trapping migrating quails flying in from the Mediterranean Sea.

    Dozens of men prepare their silk nets to trap the migrating quail.

    But the business of bird trapping is steadily declining and dwindling into an obscure hobby.

    Whereas one person might have caught up to a 100 birds a day during Autumn in the 1960s, today, one would be lucky to catch two.

    Locals say that this hunting season has been one of the poorest they have ever seen.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Khan Younis.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Situation tense as thousands march in Harare to call for Robert Mugabe's resignation days after military takeover.