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Watch ITV News Report on the Symbolic Start of Clearance at the Baptism Site

In the land around the eight churches at the site of the Baptism of Christ on the West Bank of the River Jordan, you can still see the lines of anti-tank mines, laid over fifty years ago during the Six Day War. Look closely, and the tailfins of mortar bombs, protruding from the sand, are also evident.

But all this is about to change. 

As HALO began work to clear the mines from the Baptism site, John Irvine, Senior International Correspondent for ITV NEWS, traveled to this sacred place to file an exclusive report.

READ MORE COVERAGE ABOUT HALO'S WORK AT THE BAPTISM SITE

1 April 2018 | The New York Times

Clearing Land Mines from the Spot Where Jesus is Said to Have Been Baptized

29 March 2018 | The Washington Post

Area around Jesus’ Baptism Site Being Cleared of Landmines

28 March 2018 | The Telegraph

British Landmine Charity Begins Clearing Thousands of Explosives from Site of Jesus' Baptism