The first six stations of the Exodus are in Egypt. The 7th is the Coral divers resort case of the Red Sea and the 9th—13th are in and around Eilat, after the exodus from Egypt and crossing the Red Sea.
Station 12 refers to a dozen campsites in and around Timna in Modern Israel near Eilat. The commercial port city and copper based industrial center were maintained by Egypt until reportedly rebuilt by Solomon at a location known as Ezion-Geber I Kings 9: In 2 Kings He rebuilt Elath, and restored it to Judah, after his father's death.
An Islamic copper smelting and trading community of — residents flourished during the Umayyad Period — CE ; its remains were found and excavated inat the northern edge of modern Eilat, between what is now the industrial zone and nearby Kibbutz Eilot. Construction of the city began shortly afterward.
The port became vital to the fledgling country's development. In the early s, Eilat was a small and remote town, populated largely by port workers, soldiers, and former prisoners.
A concerted effort by the Israeli government to populate Eilat began in when Jewish immigrant families from Morocco were resettled there. Eilat began to develop rapidly after the Suez Crisis inwith its tourism industry in particular starting to flourish.
After the Arab—Israeli War Arab countries maintained a state of hostility with Israel, blocking all land routes; Israel's access to and trade with the rest of the world was by air and sea alone.
Further, Egypt denied passage through the Suez Canal to Israeli-registered ships or to any ship carrying cargo to or from Israeli ports.
This made Eilat and its sea port crucial to Israel's communications, commerce and trade with Africa and Asia, and for oil imports.
Without recourse to a port on the Red Sea Israel would have been unable to develop its diplomatic, cultural and trade ties beyond the Mediterranean basin and Europe.
This happened in and again inwhen Egypt's closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping effectively blockaded the port of Eilat. Following peace treaties signed with Egypt in and Jordan inEilat's borders with its neighbors were finally opened.
Israeli—Arab conflict[ edit ] Eilat is especially defended by its own special forces unit Lotar Eilat.
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It is a reservist special forces unit of the IDF trained in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue in the Eilat area, which has taken part in many counter-terrorist missions in the region since its formation in The Lotar unit is composed solely of reservists, citizens who must be Eilat residents between the ages of 20 and 60, who are on call in case of a terrorist attack on the city.
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