A family has discovered an unexploded bombshell in Golan Heights during a purported holiday trip to Israel.
The American family then caused mass panic at the Ben Gurion Airport’s departure hall when they tried to bring the unexploded bomb back home as a souvenir.
CCTV footage showed other travelers running for their lives and sprinting for cover, taking cover under benches from an explosion that they thought could happen.
One traveler was even injured after jumping over a baggage carousel to take cover.
The bomb was discovered at the check-in of the Ben Gurion Airport, resulting in the mass evacuation of people in the vicinity.
The Israel Airports Authority said that the family was ultimately allowed to board their flight following an interrogation by their security staff, who declared that they were in the clear.
Israel has been on high alert following several deadly attacks over the past few weeks, with isolated rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel.
Mass panic a short time ago at Ben Gurion airport after a military shell (bomb) was discovered in one of the security lines.— James J. Marlow (@James_J_Marlow) April 28, 2022
Panic set in and travellers ran or dived in the ground.
Although calm was soon restored to the airport, it turned out that an American who had recently pic.twitter.com/PWUcedNgda
Further video of the incident tonight at Ben Gurion Tel Aviv airport can be seen in this clip. pic.twitter.com/B7l7ZFklU2— James J. Marlow (@James_J_Marlow) April 28, 2022
Images source: Amar Assadi via @James_J_Marlow on Twitter