How comes a dangerous mine from Judea and Samaria to Masada?

צילום אילוסטרציה: דובר צה”ל

The engineering unit of central command scans regularly travel sites for mines and defuse them. Sometimes drifting mines unexpected areas.

תאריך: 25/09/2013, 14:49    
מחבר: דנה פטרוב, אתר צה”ל

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Unexpected: staff of the engineering unit of central command recently identified a mine which Mayo on region – and disable it. As part of regular procedure takes place before the holidays, scanners all engineering teams mine field near the touristic sites in order to it’il neutralize them.

One of the parties was surprised to find engineering team of mine. “Throughout the year.
There are teams that come to the mines in the Valley, checking the signs and fencing and make sure there is no leakage of mines, “explained a senior officer commanding engineering unit.
“Before the holidays, when there are multiple travelers, we check all the fields
Close to touristic sites. Now, before this Sukkot, fourth year we’re canvassing these areas, “he added.

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There are many causes for leakage of mines from mined fields – in some cases this is in nature and some human involvement. “One of the most common causes of mine is moving rivers and streams. For example, sometimes mines drifting with the River Jordan to the dead sea area, “said the officer, noting that sometimes the teams find the mines also near Burrows of animals after being dug out. “Chain of actions that could lead to the mines to close dangerous for travelers, so we
The teams regularly.

In 2012 the mine clearance authority of Ministry of Defense operations to clear the mines laid in the Valley.
During the 1970s. “It’s a very particular job done relatively slowly,” explained the Engineering Officer. “But the goal is to clear all the mines of Judea and Samaria in years”.

Translated from Hebrew

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