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IDF-sponsored environmental hazard: IDF throws live ammunition near border - endangering wildlife | Israel Hayom

2023-09-21T18:25:26.261Z

Highlights: Live and used ammunition was found near an IDF base near the Jordanian-Israeli border, on the eastern coast of Eilat. The ammunition has not yet been removed and instead only additional ammunition waste has been added. "There's a lot of wildlife in the area and I've already seen animals playing with the ammunition," says Einat Shtekler. "Someone needs to wake up and deal with the hazard," she says. The IDF has yet to respond to her request for a response.


The army throws used ammunition at a place where animals roam, near the Israeli-Jordanian border • Einat Shtekler from Eilat, who documents animals in the desert, says she reported it several times, but the waste was only added • The IDF has not yet received a response


The IDF throws live and used ammunition near the Israeli-Jordanian border where animals roam. Live and used ammunition was found near an IDF base near the Jordanian-Israeli border, on the eastern coast of Eilat.

According to Einat Shtekler from Eilat, who documents animals in the desert, as soon as she found the ammunition, she reported it to the IDF several times, but the ammunition has not yet been removed and instead only additional ammunition waste has been added.

The live ammunition that the IDF throws near the border. May harm animals, photo: Einat Shtekler

"There's a lot of wildlife in the area and I've already seen animals playing with the ammunition," Shtekler said. "I collected all the used, but I didn't dare touch the live ammunition. Someone needs to wake up and deal with the hazard."

The IDF has not yet received a response.

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Source: israelhayom

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