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  • Spectacular $142,000 Fire Hits Eilat Harbor, Blamed on Overheating of Chemicals

    A spectacular fire in the harbor here yesterday destroyed export goods worth $142,857, including chemicals and fertilizers. First reports indicate the fire was caused by chemicals which overheated in the 104-degree Negev sun, caught fire and exploded causing the huge fire which could be seen for miles. The El Fatah guerrilla organization issued a statement… More ▸

  • Tensions Run High in Amman As Jordanian Army Takes Steps Against Eilat Commandos

    Israelis watched and listened closely this weekend as tensions ran high between El Fatah commandos and the Jordanian Army in Amman in the wake of reported arrests–and the possible release–of guerrillas responsible for last week’s rocket attack on Eilat. Eilat onlookers saw Jordanian tanks and troops move into Aqaba yesterday. The towns are some four… More ▸

  • Warfare Comes to Eilat and Aqaba, As Guerrillas and Israeli Jets Exchange Bombardments

    The sun-drenched city of Eilat at the southernmost point of Israel was wrenched into the Arab-Israel war zone today along with its neighboring Jordanian port of Aqaba for the first time since the Six-Day War. Israeli jets rocket-bombed the sleepy port, Jordan’s sole outlet to the sea, in retaliation for an early-morning Arab guerrilla Katyusha-rocket… More ▸

  • Jordanian Shelling of Eilat Draws Warning in Letter to Council

    The Jordanian shelling of Israel’s Red Sea port of Eilat Saturday which wounded three persons drew a warning yesterday in a letter submitted to the Security Council by Ambassador Yosef Tekoah. The Israeli envoy, notifying the Council’s November president Otto R. Borch of Denmark, of the incident, listed 36 attacks or sabotage actions allegedly carried… More ▸

  • Israel Plans to Buy Three Supertankers to Transport Oil to Port of Eilat

    Israel will purchase three 250,000-deadweight-ton supertankers to transport oil to Eilat, on the Gulf of Aqaba, where a 42-inch pipeline is being laid to the Mediterranean port of Ashkelon, Minister of Transport Moshe Carmel told the Knesset (Parliament) yesterday. He said that these vessels, which will be among the largest afloat, will make Israel independent… More ▸

  • Construction Will Begin Next Week on Eilat-to-ashkelon Pipeline for Oil

    Work will begin next week on a $32,287,000 pipeline that will carry oil from Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba to Ashkelon on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, south of Tel Aviv, it was announced here today. The 42-inch pipeline will be over 200 miles long. By conveying Middle East oil unloaded from tankers at Eilat, it… More ▸

  • Mekorot Wins Contract to Construct New Oil Pipeline from Eilat to Ashdod

    The Mekorot Water Co. has won a contract to construct a 42-inch pipeline that will carry oil from Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba to Ashdod on the Mediterranean coast. Construction costs are estimated at about $12 million apart from materials. The contract stipulates that the work must be completed within eight months and 10… More ▸

  • Construction of Eilat-to-ashdod Oil Pipeline Expected to Begin Soon

    Construction is expected to begin soon on an oil pipeline from Eilat on the Gulf of Akaba to the port of Ashdod on the Mediterranean, according to Tahal, Israel’s water planning company. Construction costs are estimated at $113 million. Tahal revealed it had completed a survey for the 42-inch pipeline which will shorten the oil… More ▸