Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Reuters: 'Death to the Jews' is 'Pro-Palestinian'


Graffiti found in an El Al plane in Italy has led the airline to demand an investigation; Reuters reports that it was “pro-Palestinian graffiti.”

MILAN, March 11 (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian 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.

“It was something like ‘Long Live Palestine’,” written with a marker pen, Raffaele Veri of the Malpensa airport police told Reuters on Tuesday. “It has happened once before.”

Something like “Long live Palestine?”

Sure, I guess you could say that “Long live Palestine” is the equivalent of “Death to the Jews.”

Tel Aviv - 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 “Death to the Jews,” the Yediot Ahronot daily said.

El-Al staff members discovered them as they were loading luggage onto the plane at Milan’s Malpensa Airport before it was heading back to Tel Aviv.

The perpetrator spray-painted the graffiti in the plane’s cargo bay earlier, probably shortly after it landed in Milan and as luggage was being unloaded.

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