Ministry says 38 Children Died from Landmines Since 1967

RAMALLAH, April 9, 2013 (WAFA) – A total of 38 Palestinian children were killed by landmines in the West Bank since 1967 and 81 others injured, a statement by the Ministry of Information said Tuesday.

It said figures given by the Palestinian Center Against Mines showed that a total of 260 people were either killed or injured from landmines that are found in 16 areas throughout the West Bank.

It said there are 65 landmine fields in the Jordan Valley which prevent local farmers from using their land.

It believes there are 1.5 million landmines in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Source: WAFA News