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November 18, 2002
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Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport was temporarily closed following a failed hijacking on an El Al flight to Istanbul. Fifteen minutes before a plane landed in Istanbul on Sunday night, a man described as an Israeli Arab attempted to stab a stewardess with a pocketknife and tried to rush the cockpit. He was stopped by airplane guards and passengers, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

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