Flights to Israel Buckle Up Amid Hizbullah Threats

[Reuters] Dan Williams - Israel is requiring that passengers on all incoming flights be confined to their seats in the half-hour before landing as part of heightened precautions against hijacking, aviation security sources said on Friday. The Transport Ministry order, issued to local and foreign airlines on Wednesday, cited threats by Hizbullah. "It's a precaution against hijackers storming the cockpit in the final approach, given the current terrorist threat level," an Israeli security source said.

2008-02-22 01:00:00

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