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Palestinian police dismantle unexploded ordnance in Hebron

Sept. 2, 2015 3:23 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 2, 2015 3:26 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian police's engineering and explosives unit on Wednesday dismantled an old 52-mm mortar shell that was found in the village of al-Majd in southwestern Hebron.

Security sources told Ma'an that a local farmer found the mortar shell while working on his land and immediately informed the police.

The engineering and explosives unit went to the site, where they found the unexploded ordnance to be "very dangerous and old," the sources said.

The unit then secured the area before dismantling the shell.

Security sources called on all Palestinians to inform the police of any suspicious objects found.

It was not clear when the shell dated from, although successive wars have left the occupied Palestinian territory littered with unexploded ordnance.

Last year, three Palestinians were killed by unexploded ordnance left by Israeli forces in the West Bank's Jordan Valley.

Many more have been killed by unexploded ordnance in the Gaza Strip, which has seen three devastating Israeli military offensives in six years.
Olga / NJ.
Impressed. 😁 excellent job, and? Nobody got hurt. When it was thrown? Guessing here: 1967. When else would it be from? Does it look that old?
03/09/2015 07:26
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