Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Police find quarter-ton bomb in Hadera


Is the Air Force missing a bomb weighing a quarter of a ton? A bomb of this weight was found on Tuesday afternoon in east Hadera.

The bomb was discovered 100 meters (about 330 feet) away from residential homes, but police did not evacuate residents from their homes.

Police sappers who checked the bomb said it belonged to the IDF, and called in army officials to neutralize or take away the bomb.

The bomb was discovered in the early afternoon, when Hadera police on patrol were mobilized to the site after receiving information on metal thieves.

The thieves were not found, but police scanned the neighborhood and found the thieves' booty – a bomb resting in open territory.