U.N. sappers to destroy Gaza war bombs


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A United Nations sapper unit will enter the Gaza Strip to dispose of unexploded ordnance from the Gaza war.

The Israeli army has authorized the U.N. bomb disposal experts to enter Gaza through the Erez crossing on Wednesday.

The purpose of the visit is to prevent harm to Gaza’s residents, according to a statement from the Israeli army. The unit will remain in the area for several months to locate and neutralize the unexploded bombs from last winter’s Operation Cast Lead.

The army warned that explosions may be heard in the area of the Gaza Strip.

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