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Car thieves crash into Ben Gurion airport

posted at 7:43 am on September 3, 2013 by

Call this the worst wrong turn of the year.  Two car thieves stole a truck in Beit Dagan and tried to get away from law enforcement.  Instead, they ended up in one of the most secure facilities in Israel — and they didn’t arrive quietly:

Two Palestinians in a speeding truck penetrated the first security barrier at Ben Gurion International Airport overnight Monday, prompting the initiation of emergency protocol and shutting down the airport for an hour.

Additional roadblocks were immediately deployed and, when the truck breached a second barrier — nearly hitting the guard stationed there — security personnel shot at the truck, eventually causing it to stop. The two Palestinian men were ordered out of the vehicle and arrested.

During an interrogation, the men, who hail from the West Bank cities of Jenin and Qalqilya, claimed that they were car thieves, and that they had just stolen the truck in the nearby town of Beit Dagan. They said that they entered the airport road by accident and panicked when they saw the Israeli security personnel.

A police sapper dispatched to the scene found no explosives on the truck or any other suspicious cargo.

Having passed through it on a couple of trips, I can assure you that Ben Gurion Airport is the last place a couple of car thieves would want to end up. Car thieves aren’t notorious for their analytical skills anyway, but these two take the grand prize.

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Unless, of course, it was a wrong turn “accidently on purpose”.

How hard is it to imagine the terrorists hiring these two to try and breach security to see what the Israeli response is? Easy enough to instruct them to claim they were car thieves who made a wrong turn.

TKindred on September 3, 2013 at 7:50 AM

America’s Isreal’s Dumbest Criminals. Now on a cable channel near you.

No Truce With Kings on September 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Fight terrorism, support Israel and the IDF…..

crosshugger on September 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM

They said that they entered the airport road by accident and panicked when they saw the Israeli security personnel.

Grand Theft Oh-Oh

Shy Guy on September 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Unless, of course, it was a wrong turn “accidently on purpose”.

How hard is it to imagine the terrorists hiring these two to try and breach security to see what the Israeli response is? Easy enough to instruct them to claim they were car thieves who made a wrong turn.

TKindred on September 3, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Unlikely they would risk assets like that.

However, I’m quite sure Hamas and Hezbollah don’t go out and buy brand new Fiats and Mercedes every time they want to do a car bombing. At very least, I’m sure the Israelis will want to find out just who placed the order…

JohnGalt23 on September 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

If Obama had a son he’d be a stupid car thief.

Bubba Redneck on September 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Amazing really they’re still alive. If they know stuff and Mossad can’t make ‘em talk, I’m sure Holder can give them some tips ;)

Marcola on September 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM