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Thursday, September 25, 2003

El Al is blessed . . . again

Thailand's police thwarted an al-Qaida plot to attack Israeli passengers inside Bangkok International Airport and also down an El Al passenger plane taking off or landing from the same airport, Channel 2 news reported Tuesday evening.

Bangkok police arrested a suspicious man three months ago as he was filming with a video camera near the El Al counter at Bangkok International Airport.

After questioning the man, police searched his home and found detailed plans to attack El Al passengers on their way from a plane to the arrivals lounge in the airport, and from the departures lounge to a plane.

According to the TV report, the attack was meant to take place in the very near future, and the man arrested is more than likely an al-Qaida operative.
More on this story from the Jerualem Post.