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  • Eilat Police Hold 15 for Cemetery Desecration

    Eilat police detained 60 Arabs and other non-Jews last night and held 15 for questioning today in the desecration of the Eilat cemetery yesterday. The local burial society reported that two tombstones were smashed, others defaced and a coffin set on fire. Police believe the desecration could have been the work of a mentally deranged… More ▸

  • Il 140m Jetport in Eilat

    Israel will build an IL 140 million jet airport in Eilat capable of handing intercontinental jets, it was announced here yesterday. Yehuda Rabin, chief of the Civil Aviation Administration, said construction would start this April and the airport would be completed within five years. He also reported that IL 5 million has been spent to… More ▸

  • Officer in Eilat Munitions Blast Gets 4-month Suspended Sentence

    A special military tribunal today pronounced a four month suspended sentence on an Israeli Lt. Col. who was in command of a unit in Eilat in Jan. 1970 when a munitions explosion killed 25 persons and injured many others. The officer, whose name was not disclosed, was found guilty on various technical counts though not… More ▸

  • Major Catastrophe Possible Eilat Gulf Threatened by Oil Pollution, Oceanographer Warns

    The Gulf of Eilat is seriously threatened with “ecological disaster” by oil pollution from supertankers now that Eilat has become a major oil port, a Hebrew University oceanographer asserted here yesterday. His warning coincided with similar expressions of concern by experts attending the first International Conference on Pollution which opened in Tel Aviv on Tuesday…. More ▸

  • Eilat Strike Settled

    A strike at the port of Eilat was settled last night but the work slowdown at Haifa port continued, delaying the loading of citrus cargoes at the peak of the citrus export season. The Eilat workers, who walked off the job last Friday, scored a victory when the Transport Ministry agreed to study the possibilities… More ▸

  • Report Iranian Oil to East Europe Pumped Through Israel’s Eilat-ashkelon Pipeline

    Iranian oil, pumped through Israel’s Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline, is finding its way to Eastern European countries, among them East Germany, the most rabidly anti-Israel member of the Communist bloc, it was reported here today. The Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline bypasses the closed Suez Canal, saving a three-week, 12,000 mile voyage from Mideastern oil fields to Europe via the… More ▸

  • Arkia, Israel’s Domestic Airline, Suspends Mail Flights to Town of Eilat

    Arkia, Israel’s domestic airline, has suspended the carriage of mail to the town of Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba until it is satisfied that adequate security measures have been taken against possible sabotage. The airline acted apparently after consultations with Israeli internal security services but the mail ban took postal authorities by surprise. Arrangements… More ▸

  • New Oil Pipeline Linking Eilat with Ashkelon in Operation Since February 1

    Israel disclosed today that its new 42 inch oil pipeline has been in operation since Feb. 1 linking the port of Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba, with Ashkelon on the Mediterranean coast some 160 miles away. The $150 million project by-passes the Suez Canal which has been closed to all shipping since the June,… More ▸

  • Eilat Ammunition Explosion Claims Its 23rd Victim; Live Mine Caused Disaster

    The Eilat ammunition explosion that occurred nine days ago claimed its 23rd victim today. Pvt. Moshe Maimon, 20, of Tel Aviv, died in a hospital of his wounds. An official inquiry by the armed forces determined the disaster resulted from a live mine exploding in a truckload of mines being unloaded at the military jetty… More ▸

  • Committee Probing Eilat Explosion Cites Negligence; Call for Trial of Officers

    A special committee investigating the cause of last Saturday’s fatal ammunition explosion in Eilat recommended today that several officers should be brought to trial for negligence. The death toll meanwhile reached 22 as another one of the blast victims die of his injuries. He was identified as Abraham Hadidda, of Kiryat Atta. The committee, appointed… More ▸