A plane lands to land at Eilat airport in the centre of the Israeli Red Sea resort (file image)
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Eilat airport: Israeli military orders shutdown

The Israeli military has ordered the closure of airspace around Eilat airport, meaning the airport is closed to departures and arrivals.

The military said "security assessments" based on "intelligence and other regional developments" had prompted the move.

The closure would remain in force until further notice, a spokesman said.

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem

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