4 Arabs arrested after breaching Ben Gurion Airport security

Airport security immediately set into motion its emergency protocol and caught the four, who claimed they entered the airport by mistake, as they attempted to escape. 

Security personnel caught and arrested four Arabs in a dramatic late-night chase in the airport on Tuesday night.

The incident began when the four, driving in their car, failed to stop for a routine check at the entrance to the airport.

Airport security immediately set into motion its emergency protocol and set up roadblocks throughout the airfield.

The car sped towards Terminal 3, the airport’s main complex, and was stopped by security only a few hundred yards away from the building.

After the car stopped, two of the passengers disembarked, ran towards a perimeter security fence and attempted to scale it. They were caught and turned over to Israel’s police.

No shots were fired during the incident and no one was injured.

The police identified the four as Arabs with Israeli citizenship, adding that the car was not stolen.

Questioned by police about their motives and the circumstances surrounding the incident, they claimed they had entered the airport by mistake and fled because they were frightened. They were released later on in the day.

The airport administration lauded the security personnel for their prompt and professional response.

Security at Ben Gurion Airport is considered one of the tightest in the world, and after the recent Islamic terrorist attacks on Brussels airport, which highlighted deep security flaws there, airports around the world have turned to Israel for solutions, which it has formulated after years of experience fighting Palestinian terrorism.

After Palestinian attacks on Israeli planes and travelers in the 1970s, Israeli officials put in place several layers of security at the airport in Tel Aviv, meaning a terrorist who escapes notice at one level of security would likely be captured by another.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News