High Police Presence at Airport Until Evening

Hundreds of police officers in Terminals 1 and 3 guard against possible mayhem inside and outside airport.

Gil Ronen ,

Police at airport
Police at airport
Yoni Kempinski

Several hundred police officers were set to remain in Ben Gurion Airport until Sunday night, to ward off possible mayhem by foreign leftists taking part in the "flytilla" anti-Israel protest.

Chief Inspector Mickey Rosenfeld, the Foreign Press Spokesman for the Israel Police, confirmed that some incoming flights had been directed away from Terminals 1 and 3 upon landing in order to prevent disturbances at the terminals.

Rosenfeld said police were maintaining a heightened presence outside as well as inside the airport.