Residents of Eilat are protesting the closure of Tel Aviv's Sde Dov Airport (SDV) in front of Beit Aghion (prime minister's residence) in Jerusalem on Monday, June 17, claiming that closing the airport will encumber travelers from Eilat to Tel Aviv. The protesters have reportedly forced traffic to divert away from the vicinity of Beit Aghion and Paris Square, which have been closed to vehicular movement.
A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Similar protests are possible in Jerusalem over the near term.
Individuals in Jerusalem are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area and all related demonstrations, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Individuals flying via SDV are advised to confirm flight reservations and contact their airline for more information.
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