A giant sandstorm struck Eilat this evening and caused the local airport to shut down for about two hours.

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A serious sandstorm hit Eilat on Thursday evening, causing Eilat Airport to shut down for about two hours.

Due to the poor weather conditions, all traffic entering and leaving the city was stopped. When the weather conditions improved, the airport was reopened.







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Eilat Photo Credit: Divuchay HaRega/Channel 2 News