Eilat Police and Border Guard officers apprehended at a local hotel overnight 250 Palestinians from the West Bank who entered Israel illegally. The Palestinians arrived in Israel on Thursday afternoon by bus as part of a trip organized by a travel agency based in east Jerusalem.
The group consisted of employees of an insurance company from Ramallah and their families, who were presented at the hotel as workers of a large Israeli company. The owners of the travel agency were arrested. (Meir Ohayon)