Defense Ministry signs contract for mine removal

The Defense Ministry signed an agreement with a private company on Sunday to remove thousands of land mines throughout the country in the coming year, Army Radio reported.
The mine removal process will begin south of the Dead Sea, in a 240 dunam (59 acres) area that is considered to be one of the more dangerous mine fields in the country. There are some 130,000 dunams (32,124 acres) of suspected mine fields in Israel that the defense establishment does not consider essential for state security, according to the report.