Death to Jews’ scrawled on El Al plane


El Al is on a security alert after Arabic invective was found scrawled in the cargo hold of a plane returning from Italy.

The phrase “Death to Jews” was hand-written in an El Al jet that flew to Milan’s Malpensa Airport on Monday, apparently by a local Arabic-speaking baggage handler, Yediot Achronot reported.

The discovery sparked an investigation by Italian and Israeli counter-terrorism officials, rattled at the prospect of someone violently hostile to the Jewish state being able so freely to access an El Al plane.

El Al, which generally posts guards full-time around its aircraft at foreign destinations, had no immediate comment on Tuesday’s report.

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