Skip to comments.Israel closes Eilat airport over security concerns
Posted on 08/08/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT by Nachum
JERUSALEM (AP) Israel's military says it has ordered the closure of the airport in the Red Sea resort of Eilat.
An official in the military spokesman's office said Thursday that the military has instructed the airport to cancel all landings and departures until further notice. She says the decision was made as a result of a security assessment, but did not elaborate. She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with briefing regulations.
(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...
IDF Orders Eilat Airport Shut Down
A security assessment led to the immediate shutdown of the southern airport.
Ping! Just as we suspected....it is over fears of the man pads Obama gave terrorists. Better article on what is going on.
I didn’t think anyone from the administration was flying to that part of the world?
Attack on Iran imminent?
This link is better than the one thread links to! Gives more info and context.
Thanks ... looking over what panetta allowed.
From second link in thread:
“The Egyptian military has been conducting a large scale offensive against terror cells that operate in Sinai, in the last few weeks. The IDF has assessed that terrorists will try to launch rockets at Eilat.
In April, it was reported that Israeli planes taking off from Eilat will be armed with anti-missile systems due to the threat of shoulder-carried anti-aircraft missiles that could be fired from the Sinai desert.
The security establishment is aware that terrorists in Sinai have armed themselves with man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADS. The initial thought was to intermittently close down the Eilat airport, but the decision eventually reached was to arm planes taking off from the airport with anti-missile systems.”
‘Armed themselves’? Hardly! Obama and Hillary armed them!
Yeah, I saw that too. Just did not want to put up a second post :)
In order to achieve American promises of a “contiguous” Palestine state, Israel is preparing for retreat from the Negev because sparse population makes it difficult to defend. It’s not just a retreat to pre-’67 borders, it’s a retreat to Jewish enclaves as existed before 1948. I wish I was joking.
Thanks for the ping and post! This is very concerning IMHO. BIBi should just come out and tell the world that Obama’s policy of arming jihadis has put Israel in grave danger. That might be enough to break this Benghazi treason wide open IMHO.
I can’t imagine Netanyahu ever doing that. It is part of Israel’s buffer zone...yes?
It’s what we have been saying all year. Many of the weapons from Libya were diverted by Turkey to the mb in Egypt and transferred to hamas at the Rafah Crossing. Nobody listened.
One can hope. Methinks it will only be if the Senate majority goes Republican. Then, we might see some real movement.
Our president seems to revel in setting fires all over the world and in our own country. ‘Some men just want to watch the world burn’ ......
Agree but not if they continue to let the likes of MCain run things. He is up to his ears in this mess of arming MB all over ME!
The Normalcy Bias?
Many do not realize the true depths of the treason going on in this country IMHO.
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