IDF detonates WWII era bomb found at Tel Aviv beach

Police closed near-by streets in order to control detonate the World War II era bomb which weighed 130 kilogram.

May 5, 2013 19:31
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IDF officials prepare to detonate the bomb

WWII era bomb 370. (photo credit: Dov Cantor, Tel Aviv District photography)


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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.
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.

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