web analytics
September 2, 2014 / 7 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Wrong Turn: Arab Car Thieves Ram through Ben-Gurion Airport Security

An attempt was made to carry out a terrorist attack at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, but security guards were able to foil the attempt.

Israeli security at Ben Gurion International Airport

Israeli security at Ben Gurion International Airport

UPDATE: Shortly before 3:30 AM on Tuesday, a truck stolen by two car thieves from the Jenin and Qalkilya, under control of the Palestinian Authority, panicked when they realized they were driving up to a check post at the entrance to Ben Gurion airport.

They sped up and rammed through the first security gate at the entrance to the airport, which is right off the highway, and still a distance away from the airport terminal.

Emergency road blocks were set up on the road leading to the terminal.

The speeding truck then sped up and rammed through a second roadblock, and attempted to run over the guard. That guard shot at the truck, and stopped it a few hundred meters from Terminal 3. The PA Arabs got out of the truck, attempted to run, and were captured by the security personnel.

Emergency procedures were imposed briefly, and all entrance points to the airport were sealed, incoming and outgoing flights were stopped.

The police bomb squad searched the truck, stolen from Beit Dagan, which turned out to be empty. The emergency ended after a short while.

Inside the airport, people thought terrorists were shooting at the terminal.

airport-attack-twitter


ORIGINAL REPORT:

Very early Tuesday morning, September 3, two Arab Palestinians allegedly rammed their truck through the safety barriers at Ben Gurion Airport outside of Tel Aviv, presumably in an attempt to perpetrate a terrorist attack.

Israeli security were able to stop those in the truck before anyone was harmed.  Early reports are that the truck’s driver and a passenger were placed under arrest.

The airport was shut down briefly, but outgoing passengers were able to proceed through check-in.

There has not been a major terrorist attack at an Israeli airport in more than forty years.

LOD MASSACRE

In May, 1972, three members of a Japanese terrorist organization, acting under orders from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, used machine guns and grenades to attack passengers in the baggage retrieval area of what was then called Lod Airport.  Twenty-four people were killed and more than 70 people were injured in that attack.  Eight of the dead were Israelis and the rest were tourists from other countries.

Two of the terrorists were killed during the operation, the third was tried and was sentenced to three life sentences plus ten additional years.  That convicted murderer, Kozo Okamoto, was released from prison after serving only 13 years.  Okamoto was released along with 1,149 other prisoners, including Sheik Yassin – who became the leader of the Hamas movement – in exchange for three Israelis who had been taken prisoner in the First Lebanon War.

One of those involved in the planning of the Lod Massacre, Ghassan Kanafani, was assassinated in 1972 by Israel in retaliation for the attack.  In 2011, the Washington Jewish Community Center’s Theater J hosted the play, “Return to Haifa,” which was written by Kanafani.  Although local activists protested, the Jewish Federation of Washington, D.C. rejected the suggestion that the work not be given a home at the Federation-funded JCC.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

6 Responses to “Wrong Turn: Arab Car Thieves Ram through Ben-Gurion Airport Security”

  1. DrMikeCohen says:

    LoriLMarcus Either a pair of idiots or feable attempt 2hurt holiday tourism. Economic Jihad is very old tactic that dates back centuries…

  2. Thank you for the excellent background on previous airport attacks and how Israel, and the rest of the Jewish world, responded. In a better world, people would learn from such mistakes, as the truism is true: those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

  3. Thank you for the excellent background on previous airport attacks and how Israel, and the rest of the Jewish world, responded. In a better world, people would learn from such mistakes, as the truism is true: those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

  4. mkwrk2 says:

    Either it was a real terrorist attempt or drunk believers seeking refuge in Israel, a first block post could be equipped better.
    M.Kerjman

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    brazenly, how did they get so far?
    Just goes to show how small Israel is in size and yet otherwise want to make it even smaller to strangle Israel to death. That is the idea of the gentile world.

  6. Perchvmff says:

    RT_Tourism whats up I saw your twit account and think you fine. lets kik – cherry1992x

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Police set up roadblocks throughout the Sharon region and beyond to track down terrorists believed to have infiltrated the area.
Arab Terrorist Attack Foiled Near Netanya
Latest News Stories
Cannabis Greenhouse

A farmer in the (legal) Tikkun Olan Cannabis farm near Tzfat. This is one of their greenhouses. The company is licensed by Israel’s Ministry of Health to grow, process and distribute the medicinal plant.

Police set up roadblocks throughout the Sharon region and beyond to track down terrorists believed to have infiltrated the area.

Israeli intelligence sparked a massive manhunt that foiled an Arab terror attack, caught two suspects and kept Israeli civilians safe.

Former PM Ehud Olmert at Tel Aviv District Court hears his sentence on May 13, 2014. (archive)

The ‘Talansky affair’ corruption trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert re-opened today in Jerusalem.

Effective range of the Iranian Shahab-3 missile.

Iran has successfully tested a new defensive radar and missile system, its air force chief announced Monday.

Diplomatic relations with Israel are likely to remain in deep freeze for the next few years, Turkish PM Davutoglu signals.

Events on the other side of Israel’s northern border are heating up. The IDF is on high alert in the Golan Heights.

Germany and other western countries have begun providing weapons to Kurds in fight against the IS.

Sept. 1 is a spectacularly important day in Israel.

BDS will be claim victory, but the truth is that a logistics would be a major factor if SodaStream leaves Maaleh Adumim.

The body of 1st Sgt. Shachar Shalev was laid to rest this afternoon in the cemetery in Hipsin.

Palestinian Authority terrorists wounded a three-year-old girl and a bus driver in two separate rock throwing and firebombing attacks on Monday. Both victims suffered light injuries and were treated on the spot, without need for hospitalization. The girl was riding a bus in northern Jerusalem when the attackers smashed a glass window on the bus. […]

“He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” – Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994.

Palestinian Authority manipulation of the media makes it impossible for peace between PA Arabs and Israelis.

“I know that you spent your vacation doing things not according to what you planned,” the prime minister told students in southern Israel.

The recent war in Gaza is not expected to inflict any lasting damage on economic performance.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS -- now known simply as the 'Islamic State.'

Germany and other western countries have begun providing weapons to Kurds in fight against the IS.

Candy-laden bulletin board greets children on their first day of school in the lobby of an Efrat apartment building. Sept. 1, 2014.
The message reads:
"To our dear children ... may it be a year of fun and happiness in your studies." 

Sept. 1 is a spectacularly important day in Israel.

Jews seeking to shame Netanyahu into enforcing the Apartheid Green Line so as not to anger the UNGA are shameful.

Lady Gaga once again defies the BDSers and will appear in Tel Aviv on Sept. 13.

Gazans overwhelmingly support rocket attacks against Israel, but they prefer other methods of attack even more.

Simon Wiesenthal Center called on US to denounce the rigged UNHRC Commission on Gaza.

Neither side achieved its stated goal: the Gaza blockade will not be lifted and Hamas will not be disarmed.

Israelis in Gaza border communities need to get out; who will help them?

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/arab-palestinians-in-apparent-attempted-terror-attack-on-ben-gurion/2013/09/03/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: