The grenades date back to the Six Day War (1967) and Yom Kippur War (1973,) corresponding with dominant Syrian presence in the Golan back then.
Israeli de-mining efforts began in 2018 and included support from the Halo Trust, a Scottish-based mine clearance group.
The danger caused to workers by clearing landmines is what motivates organizations like APOPO, the NGO that trained Magawa, to train rats to find landmines so that handlers can clear them.
While there are some 825 hectares of known minefields, there are still some 9,000 hectares suspected of being mined throughout the country.
Some 3,000 anti-personnel mines, anti-tank mines, and other explosive remnants of war are expected to be cleared from one million square meters of land.
The Defense Ministry is currently undertaking a three-year project to de-mine the Golan Heights.
"Instead of landmines which are intended to kill, children will be playing in the streets of the new neighborhood."