All known casualties by end 2016
16 mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties
Casualties in 2016
1 (2015: 1)
2016 casualties by survival outcome
1 injured (2015: 1 injured)
One antivehicle mine casualty was recorded in the State of Israel for 2016. A farmer sustained minor injuries in the Jordan Valley when his tractor hit an antivehicle mine. In addition, several other explosive s incidents were recorded in 2016 that did not have confirmed mine casualties and therefore were not included in the annual casualty total. In January 2016, a landmine exploded due to a fire, however no casualties were reported. Media reports indicated that a roadside bomb detonated in Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms. Because the incident was not clearly victim-activated, as well as contradictory reporting regarding casualties, casualties from this event have not been included in the Monitor’s global mine/ERW casualty total. A similar ambiguously reported incident occurred in September.
One new casualty was reported in Israel in 2015, when a female soldier was injured by a landmine in the occupied Golan Heights.
No new mine/ERW casualties were identified in Israel in 2014. One explosive incident in the Golan Heights was reported in the media as injuring four Israeli soldiers; however, the Monitor was not able to confirm the cause of the explosion.
In 2013, the Monitor identified three mine/ERW casualties. One soldier was killed in an accident during a demining training course in the Golan Heights and one civilian was injured when he stepped on a mine in an abandoned building in the Jordan Valley. In March of the same year, a teenager was badly injured while tampering with an unexploded ordnance at a home in Safed.
From 1999 to the end of 2016, the Monitor recorded 16 mine/ERW casualties in Israel.
Cluster munition casualties
Cluster munition strikes in 2006 caused 13 casualties in Israel. No further casualties from cluster munition remnants have been identified.
 Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), “GICHD-SIPRI antivehicle mine database,” provided by email from Ursign Hofmann, Policy Advisor, GICHD, 24 August 2017.
 “Landmine explosion in northern Israel, no injuries reported,” The Jerusalem Post, 10 September 2016.
 “Hezbollah Bombing Targets Israeli Military Convoy,” Voice of America, 4 January 2016; and Charles Maccarty, “UN chief condemns roadside bomb attack on Israeli army,” VideoNews, 5 January 2016.
 “Quand Israël ‘singe’ le Hezbollah” (“When Israel mimics the Hezbollah”), ParsToday, 29 September 2016.
 Yaakov Lappin, “IDF officer loses foot in landmine explosion in Golan Heights,” The Jerusalem Post, 4 February 2015.
 Yaakov Lappin, “Explosive device detonated near IDF patrol on Syria border; 4 soldiers wounded,” The Jerusalem Post, 18 March 2014; and Yasser Okbi, “Syria denies attacking IDF soldiers on border; says old landmine caused explosion,” The Jerusalem Post, 20 March 2014.
 Gili Cohen, “Israeli soldier killed during land mine clearing near Syrian border,” Haaretz, 21 May 2013.
 “Hiker loses foot after stepping on mine in Jordan Valley,” Times of Israel, 30 October 2013.
 Aaron Kalman, “Teen badly injured as old munition explodes,” Times of Israel, 14 March 2013.
 See previous Monitor country profiles for Israel on the Monitor website.
 Handicap International, Circle of Impact: The Fatal Footprint of Cluster Munitions on People and Communities (Brussels, May 2007), p. 115.