ammunition left by the IDF: a 17-year-old was fatally injured and died

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Telephone Report by Rina Tzur (Telephone Report) Translation: Bracha Ben-Avraham

On Saturday, July 22nd a 17-year-old high school student named Udai Nuaza from the village of Ibziq in the Jordan Valley went to tend his family's flock in a hilly area near the village. He was fatally injured and after playing with live ammunition that the IDF left behind following a training exercise, and then died of his wounds



This is not the first such incident.  Each year shepherds, most of whom are teenagers, are killed or seriously injured in similar incidents..

The army frequently conducts training exercises in the Jordan Valley and leaves behind live unexploded ammunition from tanks and artillery that is lethally dangerous to anyone who touches it.  Why doesn't the IDF allot a budget and manpower to collect this hazardous ammunition?  The amount of unexploded shells left behind is constantly increasing, and are hazardous – particularly to young Palestinian shepherds who do not understand the danger.   If they posed a danger to settlers, the army would doubtless make an effort to remove them.  The nearby settlements to not have herds of sheep.   There are two herds in illegal settlements, and perhaps they will see to the task of removing the explosives.