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More Than 1,500 Landmines Cleared at Jesus' Baptism Site on the Jordan River

Melanie Lidman : Dec 10, 2018 : Timeofisrael.com

"In 10 to 20 years, we will have all mines in Israel cleared, including Golan Heights and Syrian border. It's our vision that there will be no land mines on the borders of Israel." -Marcel Aviv

(Israel)— [Timesofisrael.com] Fifty years after the monasteries at the Qasr al Yahud baptism site became an active war zone, the Defense Ministry and British anti-mine organization HALO Trust are finally making progress in clearing the estimated 6,500 landmines and booby traps that line the holy site. (Screengrab image: A man searches for mines near the site of Qasr al Yahud, the place where Jesus is believed to have been baptized, near the West Bank town of Jericho, on December 9, 2018/Original photo credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90/via Times of Israel)

Since work began in the spring, a team of 22 specialized bomb sappers from Georgia (the country) have cleared 1,500 landmines from three of the seven church compounds, officials told The Times of Israel on Sunday... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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