July 5, 2011
JERUSALEM — Israel was making intense preparations on Monday to foil plans by hundreds of activists to flood Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport on Friday in a show of solidarity with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to coordinate all law enforcement and aviation authorities, said a statement from Netanyahu’s office.
Israeli media reported that flights landing on Friday from Europe would be taken to a separate terminal and all passengers carefully screened.
“This planned provocation will be dealt with in accordance with Israeli law and international law and conventions,” the statement from the premier’s office said, without giving further details.