Two-day-old lion cubs Fajr and Sjel are seen at a zoo in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia, on November 19, 2013 . The cubs' mother and father were smuggled into the Gaza Strip from Egypt four years ago to live in a Hamas-run public zoo. It is the first time in years that cubs are born in the Palestinian coastal enclave. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

A small town in the Gaza Strip welcomed two adorable additions on Monday: a pair of newborn lion cubs.
Hamas authorities announced the births via Twitter on Tuesday, calling them the first lion cubs to be born in the besieged coastal strip. The cubs’ mother and father were smuggled into Gaza from Egypt four years ago, and have been living at the Hamas-run Bissan amusement park and zoo in the town of Beit Lahiya ever since. 
The cubs are named Fajr (the Arabic word for dawn) and Sjel (Arabic for clay), which The Guardian reports are references to a conflict with Israel last year.

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