WWII era bomb 370.
(photo credit: Dov Cantor, Tel Aviv District photography)
Police and IDF engineers on Sunday morning carried out a controlled detonation
of a 130-kg. World War II-era bomb found in sand dunes on the beach in north Tel
Aviv in mid-April.
During the detonation police closed off a number of
streets in Ramat Aviv and elsewhere in north Tel Aviv.
Speaking at the
scene on Sunday, Yoram Ohayon, head of the Yarkon sub-district of the Tel Aviv
police, said that the bomb was found last month while officers were carrying out
a patrol in that area of the beach looking for Palestinians illegally residing
within the Green Line.A close-up of the WWII era bomb found on a north Tel Aviv beach.
The officers who located the bomb sealed off the
area near Sde Dov Airport and kept it closed to the public until it could be
detonated on Sunday.
Police and IDF sappers have not determined the make
and model of the bomb or how it made it to the beach, Ohayon said.