IDF Troops Clear Minefields For Regional Farmers

"IDF soldier works to clear to clear landmines"

IDF soldier works to clear minefields

On Sunday, June 19, IDF soldiers in the Engineering Corps finished clearing three minefields in the Arava region–an area undergoing a mine clearance program that is creating mine-free zones for thousands of Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens.

The residents living in the area will use the mine-free space for agricultural purposes. “Although a small space was cleared, it is very significant for further developing the agricultural village,” said Arava Regional Council Mayor Ezra Rabins.

Since the 1990s, Israel has defused 2,200 land mines, according to the commander of the Engineering Corps, Col. Ilan Sabag.

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