Saving donkeys in the Holy Land
Palestinian veterinarian Rakan Silous has a passion for donkeys. He helps to look after many of the animals at a UK-funded shelter in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
Often associated with biblical times and the Nativity story, donkeys are now used by many locals in agriculture and for transport.
The BBC’s Yolande Knell went to talk to Dr Rakan about the animals and to enjoy their company.