Passengers asleep at Ben Gurion airport during strike 370.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
After almost 24 hours in the departures hall of Ben-Gurion Airport, Derick
Maregele, a Methodist minister from Cape Town, South Africa, said he had easily
built up enough material for a sermon when he returns to his congregation,
whenever that might be.
“I feel like a vagabond of some sort, I’ll
definitely get some material from this,” said Maregele, pointing at a spot on
the departures hall floor where he slept the night before. The clergyman had
arrived at 9 p.m. Sunday night to catch the 1 a.m. El Al flight to Johannesburg,
only to learn that the flight was canceled and that no one knew when the next
flight home would be.