After the residents of the settlements of Eshkol regional Council found several flares that belong to the IDF air force, the army changed the rules of the use of «signal fire» over settlements. This was reported by Walla News website .
Flares — pyrotechnic means used by the IDF as a passive protection of military aircraft and helicopters from missiles with homing system to radiated heat, and also in order to confuse the enemy radar.
The publication reports that the IDF recently re-flares were detected by the villagers In Gan in Eshkol. In the village was caused by IDF sappers, who were taken to «lighting candles» in a safe place. The source in the army told Walla News that the unused flares pose a threat to the population, as if mishandled they may explode.
In the publication’s website States that the information found on earth the flares were transferred to division «Gas» involved in the investigation of recent incidents in the IDF air force. The results of the investigation, the command, the air force decided to limit the use of candles over populated areas.
Note that in may, explosive items that children might take for chocolate, was discovered on the territories of schools and two kindergartens in the Eshkol regional Council. The police were forced to appeal to the public with a warning: in no case do not touch the detected flares. On the discovery should be reported immediately to the «Moked 100» of law enforcement.
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