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Israeli airport closes as sandstorm moves through region

Israeli airport in Red Sea resort city closes as sandstorm moves through Mideast region

Israeli airport closes as sandstorm moves through region

A sandstorm moving through parts of the Middle East has reached Israel, where authorities shut down an airport in a Red Sea resort city.

Israeli airports spokeswoman Liza Dvir says flights to and from the airport in Eilat have been grounded due to the weather Wednesday morning. The sandstorm also moved through Jerusalem and other parts of Israel, though the country's main international airfield, Ben Gurion Airport outside of Tel Aviv, remained open for flights.

On Tuesday, a strong sandstorm moved through parts of Egypt, temporarily closing Cairo International Airport to incoming flights. The weather front also caused strong waves to crash into the coast and saw Egypt close two of its seaports.


Updated : 2021-09-28 22:36 GMT+08:00