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Fears of Eilat terrorist infiltration a false alarm, police say

Police say earlier reports of a possible terrorist infiltration from Egypt’s Sinai region into Eilat were a false alarm and no such threat is posed at this time.

A large police and military presence was on the scene earlier combing the area near the port, a police spokesperson said. Beaches were cleared of civilians and hotels in the area were instructed to keep all guests inside, while security at hotel entrances were increased.

The road from the Eilat Princess Hotel in the city in the direction of the Taba crossing with Egypt was blocked off.

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