Israeli tourists booted from Eilat after brawl with hotel pool lifeguard

The video showed a number of Israeli tourists beating one of the local workers.

April 4, 2018 10:26
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General view of Eilat resorts. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/HENRIK SENDELBACH)

A group of Israeli tourists involved in a violent incident at a hotel in Eilat on Tuesday was barred from the city, the police representative said on Wednesday morning.

After a video of the incident went viral on social media, the police opened an investigation, although no complaint was filed from either side.

“We will act to expose violent crimes, to gather evidence and prosecute the perpetrators even if they are not reported. We will act against those who blatantly violate public order,” the police said.

The video showed a number of Israeli tourists beating one of the local workers, who appeared to be a lifeguard, following an argument.

Minutes later, other hotel employees were seen arriving and trying to calm both sides.

All those involved in the incident were subsequently located, detained and interrogated at the local police station.

At the end of the interrogation, all those involved in the lifeguard attack were released under restrictive conditions, including being barred from Eilat.

Material from the investigation will be forwarded to the Prosecution Unit for further review.

Maariv contributed to this report.

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