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Bomb scare on Paris-Tel Aviv flight

Fighter planes from three countries escorted a Paris passenger flight to Tel Aviv suspected of carrying a bomb.

Israeli officials later said there was no bomb on the El Al Boeing 767.

The plane and passengers landed safely in Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday evening, and the aircraft was searched after those on board were evacuated. Officials ultimately concluded there was no bomb, reported the Israeli Channel Two television network.

“Nothing was found there,” Israeli police spokesman, Mickey Rosenfeld, told reporters after the search.

Reports said a threat supposedly linked to al-Qaeda was passed on to authorities after the flight took off from Paris.

During intervals of its trajectory, which included Greek territory, the El Al was escorted by fighter jets from Greece, Israel, and France, said Reuters, citing Israel’s Channel Two report.

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