Israel’s stormy weather has washed a dangerous surprise onto Tel Aviv and Herzliya beaches – dozens of fuses and explosive device operating mechanisms have floated in from the sea. The Israel Police is currently worried that the public could collect the mines and has warned the public not to collect or step near the fuses as they can cause an explosion.
The mines that washed onto the beaches Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News
Israel Police forces were dispatched this morning (Saturday) to Tel Aviv and Herzliya beaches after receiving a report concerning beached fuses and explosive device operating mechanisms following Israel’s stormy weather. Israel Police forces have thus far collected dozens of the mines warning the public not to step near the danger.
Since early this morning, explosives diffusion staff have been scouring the beaches in search of additional mines. The Israel Police is worried that the public will collect the washed up mines and released a statement requesting that the public refrain from doing so. According to the statement, the mines originated near Rishon LeZion and Lev Yam. The Israel Police added that several of them are active and touching them could cause an explosion.
“The Israel Police appeals to the public and warns against taking the fuses or stepping near them, which could cause an explosion,” the Israel Police stated. “Anyone who identifies fuses on the shoreline is requested to immediately call the Israel Police’s 100 hotline and report their location.”