Panic at an Israeli airport as an American family packs an unexploded bomb on their way home 2022-04-29 12:11:00


An American family detonated a bomb at Israel’s main airport when they showed security inspectors an unexploded ordnance they found while visiting the Golan Heights and packing their belongings on the return flight, according to authorities.

A video circulated on social media showed panicked passengers scattering in the departure hall at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on Thursday.

The Israel Airports Authority said a man was taken to hospital with injuries sustained while trying to flee on a luggage trolley.

The Jewish Press Agency reported that during the family’s trip in the Golan Heights, one of the children I found and took a bomb They were planning to take it home as a souvenir. When he was shown at the airport’s baggage check-in counter, security called for the area to be evacuated.

Airport authorities said the family was allowed to board the plane after being questioned by security personnel, who declared the family innocent.

Israel, which has high levels of aviation security, clashed with Syria over the Golan during the 1967 and 1973 wars.