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        2/16/2014, Adar 16, 5774

      MDA in Eilat on High Alert until Monday Afternoon


      Romeo Rodolski, who commands the Magen David Adom station in the Red Sea port of Eilat, made it clear to Arutz Sheva, Sunday, that the emergency service would remain on high alert until at least Monday afternoon, following Sunday's bombing of a tour bus on the Egyptian side of the nearby Tab border crossing, which killed the Egyptian driver and killed three tourists, wounding 33 others, most of them Ukrainians on their way to holiday in Israel.

      Rodolski said ambulances were sent to the border in case they were needed to transfer victims to Yosephtal Hospital in Eilat. He said there were conflicting reports in the five hours that followed the first report of the explosion around 2:00 p.m. According to some reports, the victims were still at the scene. Other reports had them taken to an Egyptian hospital.