TEL AVIV (Aug. 21)
El Al Israel Airlines, which after the May 30 Lydda Airport massacre said it saw no need to increase its already strict security measures, will tighten its security at Leonardo Da Vinci Airport in Rome as a result of Wednesday night’s explosion aboard a Rome-to-Tel Aviv jet. The tighter measures there will concentrate on inspection of passengers’ belongings. It was a bomb unknowingly carried aboard by two passengers that caused Wednesday’s blast. Two Arabs have been arrested in the case. The passengers have offered to testify in Israel.