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August 10, 2013 10:00 am

Report: Egyptian Tip Prompted Closure of Eilat Airport

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North Beach, Eilat, Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

JTA – Israeli authorities ordered the closure of Eilat’s airport based on a tip from Egyptian security services, a Palestinian news agency reported.

The Egyptians warned their Israeli counterparts that a radical Muslim terrorist cell planned to launch mid-range missiles at the airport, according to a report Friday on Ma’an, the Palestinian news agency.

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