Border police units at the entrance to Eilat stopped a bus with 50 Arabs living in Samaria and Judea who were on their way to the city.
They were travelling from the Ramallah and Hevron areas and there were also two Jordanians in the group that planned on staying in the city.
Suspicions are that they had been tricked by a the organizers who claimed they could enter the area of Eilat.
They were questioned by police and border police units and returned to the areas they had come from.
Officials stress that regular police and border police operations continue in all areas of the country.