March 12, 2008

Pro-Muslim Graffiti found on El Al plane in Italy

Pro-Muslim graffiti written in Arabic has been found scrawled inside the cargo hold of an El Al plane during unloading at Milan's Malpensa airport, raising Israeli concerns about Italian airport security. Despite the Israeli airline's tight security, unknown vandals spray-painted anti-Semitic slogans inside the cargo bay of an El-Al passenger plane, probably as it was docked in Milan, an Israeli newspaper reported Tuesday. The slogans, in Arabic, included "Long live palestine" and "Death to the Jews. El-Al staff members discovered the fetid scrawlings as they were loading luggage onto the plane at Milan's Malpensa Airport before it was heading back to Tel Aviv.