Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Key Developments

In early 2023, the Minefield Clearance Bill (Amendment No. 2) was progressing through Israel’s Knesset. The Bill would allow the national authority to collect fees for minefield clearance from developers planning to develop on contaminated land. The Bill also proposes to make permanent a temporary provision regulating clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the expense of developers. Israel did not disclose the extent of anti-personnel (AP) mine contamination nor provide disaggregated land release data for 2022.

Recommendations for Action

  • Israel should accede to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) as a matter of priority.
  • Israel should clear AP mines in areas under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible, consonant with its obligations under international human rights law.
  • Israel should report transparently on the full extent of mined area and its release, disaggregating AP mines from anti-vehicle (AV) mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

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