Israeli airline threatened at Zaventem

31st July 2006, Comments 0 comments

31 July 2006, BRUSSELS — A threatening letter against Israeli airline El Al has been found at Zaventem Airport.

31 July 2006

BRUSSELS — A threatening letter against Israeli airline El Al has been found at Zaventem Airport.

Federal police said the letter was found in a toilet block at the airport over the weekend, news agency Belga reported on Monday.

A police spokesman said security patrols were reinforced in response.

"The patrols are armed as per normal," he said, but refused to reveal how many extra officers are on patrol.

The exact nature of the threat is not known.

The public prosecution office has launched an investigation and was expected to release further details about the matter later on Monday.

The letter is probably a reaction to the Israeli military offensive against Hezbollah positions in Lebanon.

El Al said it has not strengthened its security, stressing that safety precautions have been extremely tight for many years.

The check-in counter at El Al is open as per normal and no flights have been cancelled or delayed.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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