BETHLEHEM, Monday, March 25, 2019 (WAFA) – At least five minors were injured after unexploded ordnance left behind by Israeli army went off in Rashaydeh area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said Palestinian police spokesperson Loay Zreqat.
The Israeli army usually conducts drills in the occupied West Bank, especially in the Jordan Valley; Palestinian families often receive notices ordering them to leave their homes for various periods until the drills are over.
Palestinians living in these areas have to worry about unexploded ordnance left behind by the Israeli army after the drills, which have led to the death of many Palestinians, including children, over the past years.
“The presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) continues to pose a high risk to civilians, particularly children. Following the July-August hostilities, the risk of UXO and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) became significantly high,” said OCHA.