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  • Investigators Visit Eilat Crash Scene

    A special team was appointed to investigate a bus crash near Eilat that left 24 Russian tourists dead. Traffic police investigators visited the scene Wednesday morning as relatives of the victims began arriving in Israel. The Transportation Ministry also is investigating. The driver of another bus who passed by the ill-fated tour bus immediately before… More ▸

  • Vacation in Eilat Turns to Tragedy

    Police investigating a bus accident that killed 24 Russian tourists traveling to Eilat reportedly will look at driver error and mechanical failure as the likely causes. The bus plunged down a 45-foot embankment Tuesday afternoon to the bottom of a riverbank north of Eilat after flipping over several times. Some 33 people were injured, many… More ▸

  • With Bombing, Palestinian Terror Reaches into Eilat’s Seaside Idyll

    Eilat generally has escaped the violence of the six-year Palestinian intifada, but even its remote setting couldn’t forever insulate the Red Sea resort city from the region’s tensions. A suicide bomber struck Monday morning at a small bakery in the usually serene city, killing three people when he detonated his explosives belt in a residential… More ▸

  • British Tourist Killed Near Eilat

    A massive police search was launched this week in southern Israel for a driver who killed a British hitchhiker and wounded another after picking them up near Eilat. Jeffrey Hunter, 22, was allegedly shot dead by the driver after he drove the couple about 75 miles. Hunter’s girlfriend, Charlotte Gibb, was moderately wounded. Israeli police… More ▸

  • Military Restrictions Impede Civilian Planes Flying to Eilat

    Israeli military restrictions placed on flight patterns pose risks to civilian planes en route to Eilat. The southern flight route to Eilat has turned into a security risk because of the limitations set by the air force, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported this week. In recent months, a number of incidents occurred including several near… More ▸

  • Earthquake Strikes Near Eilat

    An earthquake registering 5.4 on the Richter scale shook parts of Israel this week. No damages or injuries were reported as a result of the tremor, which struck early Wednesday morning. The quake, whose epicenter was 75 miles south of Eilat, was felt as far north as the coastal city of Netanya. Officials at Israel’s… More ▸