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The Holy Land may be a violent nexus for the world's most powerful faiths, but thousands of years of religious tension have been momentarily swept aside as Israel finds itself in the grips of mermaid fever. Numerous sightings of the mythical sea creature have been reported off the coast of the town of Kiryat Yam. The nautical nymph is only seen at sunset, according to media reports, drawing crowds of people with cameras hoping for a glimpse. "It's half girl, half fish, jumping like a dolphin. It does all kinds of tricks, then disappears," one witness said. Asked whether an actual dolphin or large fish could be a more rational explanation, he insisted: "… it is a female figure, it looks like a young girl." The town's tourism board, overwhelmed with their newfound fame, are offering a $1 million reward for the first person to photograph the creature.

 

In a shocking twist to the story that broke just today, An American organization is threatening to appeal to the International Court of Justice in The Hague against the Israeli city of Kiryat Yam. The organization, presenting itself as the Mermaid Association in Brooklyn, New York, was shocked to hear about the prize offered by the city, claiming that it "badly and outrageously damages the legendary mermaid legacy." In the letter, the organization informed the municipality that it had 10 days to take back its announcement on the prize, or else the organization would approach the International Court of Justice in Holland and demand that it intervene.

 

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