Eilat’s beaches reopened Sunday, following a sewage spill that forced their closure.
Israel’s Interior and Environment ministries ordered that the Red Sea waters off Eilat be off limits Saturday after the city reported a massive leak from a coastal sewage plant.
The spill caught Israel’s southern resort at the height of the Sukkot holiday, with an estimated 60,000 tourists in its hotels or camping on the beaches.
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