Landmines in the region have been a problem since the 1950s and 1960s, when more than 1.5 million land mines have been laid in a combined area of over 202 million square meters in the Golan Heights, the Arava Valley and along the Jordan River. This includes more than 300,000 land mines contaminating around 20 million square meters of agricultural and residential land in the West Bank with UXO further making sites inaccessible.
What we do
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Between 2016 and 2018, ITF implemented Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) on demining works in the West Bank. The goal of the project and its activities was to certify accordance of clearance operations with IMAS and NMAS, and confirm that the formerly mined land no longer threatens the lives of local population.
In August 2017, ITF signed an agreement with OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for a project of “Establishing a special rehabilitation facility in Bethlehem (West Bank)”. The project objective was to establish a special rehabilitation facility within the Palestine Hospital that would provide rehabilitation treatment for Palestinian people, who were victims of conflict. By the beginning of September 2019 all rehabilitation material and equipment were successfully delivered to the hospital. In the frame of the project, two physiotherapists and two medical technicians from West Bank received training at University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia. The project was successfully finished in October 2019 with inauguration ceremony of the rehabilitation center.