The IDF has begun clearing some 700 land mines from the Jordan Valley border
region this week.
The mines, some 40 years old, will be neutralized
through controlled explosions by IDF Engineering Corps bomb squad officers in
the advanced phases of their training.
“This comes as part of a wider
trend to reduce the number of mine fields,” said Lt.-Col. Roee Zilberberg, the
Engineering Corps officer of Battalion 162, which is responsible for the Jordan