This afternoon, a mortar launcher was discovered north of Gush Katif. The mortar launcher was armed with a bomb ready to explode using a mechanism assembled to a stopwatch.

After searches conducted in the area, a bomb squad has dismantled the mortar bomb. It should be noted that mortar bombs were fired from the area towards the villages of Gush Katif many times.

In another event, an empty mortar launcher was discovered during searches inside a disserted building west of the village of Nezarim.