The IDF (Zahal) Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, has authorized a United Nations sapper unit to enter the Gaza Strip tomorrow, March 10th, 2010, in order to neutralize unexploded ordinance that remained following Operation Cast Lead.

The team will enter the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing under the Coordination and authorization of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot.

The activity’s main goal is to prevent harm to Gaza’s residents. It is scheduled to last a few months, during which explosions may be heard in the area of the Gaza Strip.