Such uncovered objects and items may turn out to be abandoned explosive ordnance
(AXO), the ministry warns.
UNRWA defines ERW as comprising unexploded ordnance (UXOs) - bombs, mortars, grenades, missiles, cluster munitions or other devices - that fail to detonate on impact but remain volatile and can kill if touched or moved - or abandoned explosive ordnance
ERW, as a term, is now formalized in Protocol V of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) as "unexploded ordnance and abandoned explosive ordnance
" where these in turn are defined as follows: