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  • 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 ▸

  • Eilat Ammunition Explosion Toll Up to 21; Findings Expected in Day or Two

    Ten more victims of the Eilat ammunition explosion last Saturday were buried today as the death toll crept up to 21. One of the men. seriously wounded in the blast, died during the night. Two other wounded succumbed in hospitals yesterday. Eighteen Israeli soldiers and civilians were killed outright. A military committee investigating the causes… More ▸

  • Special Committee Formed to Probe Ammunition Truck Explosion in Eilat Harbor

    Chief of Staff Chaim Bar Lev has named a special investigating committee to inquire into yesterday’s ammunition truck explosion at Eilat harbor which killed 18 Israeli soldiers and civilians and wounded 42, about half of them seriously. Army authorities announced early today that the blast “without any doubt occurred as a result of an accident.”… More ▸

  • Israelis Hold Jordan Responsible for Frogmen Attack on 2 Vessels at Eilat’s Port

    Israeli officials hold Jordan responsible for an attack by frogmen which damaged two Israeli merchant ships in the port of Eilat early Sunday. They say the frogmen may have been Egyptian but they came from Aqaba, the Jordanian seaport adjacent to Eilat. Observers here believe retaliatory action will be taken against Jordan. Israeli jets bombed… More ▸

  • Cabinet Considers Attack by Frogmen at Eilat, Believe Counter-measures Weighed

    The attack by frogmen which damaged two Israeli ships in the port of Eilat early yesterday morning was discussed at today’s special Cabinet session devoted to security matters and foreign policy. Apparently the Cabinet is considering what counter-measures, if any, to take, though it is yet to be determined just how and by whom the… More ▸

  • Arab Frogmen Plant Explosives That Damage 2 Vessels Anchored in Harbor of Eilat

    Explosives planted underwater by frogmen damaged two Israeli merchant vessels in Eilat harbor early today. They are the Hey Daroma, a small motorship that carries tourists between Eilat and Sharm el-Sheikh, and the 14,000-deadweight ton cargo motorship Dahlia which was scheduled to sail for the Far East today with a full cargo of phosphates. No… More ▸

  • Egyptian Vessels Shell Northern Sinai in First Naval Attack Since 1967-eilat Sinking

    Two Egyptian destroyers and several smaller craft shelled the Israel-occupied northern Sinai coast last night but were driven off by Israeli planes. Israeli jets attacked Egyptian positions and military targets in the northern section of the Suez Canal today and returned safely to their bases, an Israeli military spokesman reported. The Sinai shelling 25 miles… More ▸