Police fear possible terrorist infiltration near Eilat

Police say they fear a terrorist infiltration from Egypt’s Sinai region into Israel’s southern-most city of Eilat.

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

The road from the Eilat Princess Hotel in the city in the direction of the Taba crossing with Egypt is blocked off, police say.

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