Thursday, 5 May 2022

Many People Bing Back Souvenirs,

from holidays and days out,

 for us it is a refrigerator magnet, every time we look at the refrigerator door or side we are reminded of days out, some people pick up shells from the beach, not that you should do it, but one shell you do not want to pick is a live one! which one unnamed American family did on a trip to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, arriving at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, the male passenger simply took it out of his backpack and showed it to security staff, asking them if it could be put in a suitcase, shocked by the unexpected “souvenir”, one security officer ordered the immediate vicinity of the old bomb shell to be cleared, but another passenger misheard the order and started shouting “terrorists shooting”. Panic ensued almost instantly, and video shortage from the airport shows people either shouting and fleeing the check-in area or simply lying on the floor, waiting for the danger to pass,

“I was at the airport waiting for an hour in line until I got to the check-in counter, and suddenly at a radius of five meters (16ft) people started running away and left luggage,” one young man told YNet. “The fear was that someone is spraying bullets, I understood that I too have to escape, so I ran towards the check-in, I stumbled on a conveyor belt… and flew a distance of six meters.” The unexploded bomb shell is believed to date back to the Israeli-Syrian war of 1967. The Golan Heights was pummeled by heavy bombings and artillery during the Six-Day War, and decades-old unexploded ordinance is still discovered periodically, as for the U.S. family, they were held for a quick round of questioning, and once officials determined that they were not a threat, they were allowed to board the plane back home, so there you have it, do not bring any shells home as a souvenir!

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