|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:55:22 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "Israel's unexploded ordnance endangers Jordan Valley residents"|
[Here's another place where technologies developed for domestic range
clearance could make a big difference. - LS]
Israel's unexploded ordnance endangers Jordan Valley residents by Ahmad Melhem Al-Monitor (DC) December 3, 2014RAMALLAH, West Bank - On Nov. 23, Ahmed al-Sheikh from the village of Bardala in the occupied Jordan Valley, near the Jordan River, was killed by an exploding mine left behind by the Israeli army following military maneuvers in the region. Sheikh was the head a family of five, his youngest son being only 5 years old.
Mahmoud Saleh Sawaftah (Abu Saed), the head of Bardala's village council in Area C, told Al-Monitor that Sheikh was a shepherd and died of head and chest wounds when the mine detonated while he was trying to bury it, fearing for the safety of the children and other shepherds in the region.
The Israeli army holds periodic military exercises in the Jordan Valley involving the use of warplanes and live ammunition.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/12/israeli-uxo-jordan- valley-deaths.html#
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