An Israeli man and his two sons were arrested on Tuesday at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey after attempting to intercept the plane. This is because they missed their flight back to Israel.
The Foreign Ministry has been briefed on the incident and the consulate in Istanbul is handling the case. After the investigation is complete, the three individuals will be deported back to Israel via plane.
Documentation of the incident can be seen below. They may have tried to delay the plane's takeoff in order to board it. The video also shows many security personnel running toward one of the Israelis and stopping him.
Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı'nda İstanbul-Tel Aviv uçuşunu kaçıran İsrail uyruklu baba ve oğlu, körük kapısını zorlayarak açtıktan sonra aprona atladı.İki yolcu, çalışanlar ve polis tarafından etkisiz hale getirilerek gözaltına alındı. pic.twitter.com/dyMRdzGJS8— Yeni Şafak (@yenisafak) July 4, 2023
A separate incident in Istanbul
Around the same time, the Israelis arrested in Turkey on suspicion of harassing a flight attendant were being transferred from the prison near the Syrian border to a prison near Istanbul and are expected to be released tomorrow. Some of them were released earlier and arrived in Israel.
They were arrested shortly after a flight attendant complained that she was sexually harassed. Among the detainees were two young men from Sderot and seven from Rahat and the Bedouin diaspora.
The Israelis claimed that the flight attendant was harassing them. "On the plane, we felt that she didn't like Israelis," said Eli, who was one of the people accused. "Then my cousin took a video of her giving the safety instructions before takeoff. She approached him and he deleted the video from the phone.
Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.