Drama on Jewish bus in Uman

A tour bus in Uman, Ukraine was taken hostage by criminals who demanded money from the organizers of the trip.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Uman
Uman
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A tour bus in Uman, Ukraine was taken hostage by criminals who demanded money from the Ukrainian driver for the trip.

Thinking they had been kidnapped, the tourists called Israeli representatives in the country, who dealt with the matter and worked to direct the bus to the airport.

Towards this purpose, a representative of Israel's anti-terror division residing in the Ukraine got involved - as did a division of Israeli police.

The foreign ministry is continuing to check the matter. Officials are saying that the situation involved a "misunderstanding."

From passenger testimonies, it appears that a group of criminals stopped the bus on its way to the airport, demanding money. They commandeered the bus for several hours - until things were sorted out.

It has been suggested that the tour company itself staged the whole incident.


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