WHY THERE ARE NOT TERRORIST ATTACKS IN ISRAELI AIRPORT
Ben Gurion airport in Israel is the safest airport in the world. But when you visit it, you will not see armed men around. The airport looks so calm and defenceless…
But it´s only an illusion.
The norm of the Israeli security system in Ben Gurion airport is: any terrorist who will be insane enough to draw a gun will not live more than 10 seconds. Moreover, he will not even understand, who or what killed him.
Terrorist attacks in Brussels airport left Israeli experts speechless. What struck them most was an absolute and complete unporofessionalism and incompetence of the European security services.
By Israeli standards, the level of the readiness of security in European airports to deal with a terrorist attack is not just low; it´s, actually, “zero”.
In Ben Gurion, the measures of security are so strict that human right activists weekly groan: it´s not democratic, we have rights… But, rights or not, the last terrorist attack in Ben Gurion airport happened in May of 1972. After that, in spite of numerous attempts, Arab terrorists could not even approach it.
The principal difference with European and American approach is that Israelis place the Right for Life above any other rights, and do not hesitate to profile passengers. However, the passengers do not have to take off shoes, and nobody confiscates their bottles of water. And those long talks with Security officers (mostly young and attractive girls) do not pursue the goal of checking you; they are just a part of profiling. These girls who ask you simple but multiple questions do not have a goal to clear out something. They just look at your reaction and your behaviour- and decide, if you should be thoroughly checked- or not. Putting it in a simple way: a European-looking woman with two children will not be checked and questioned so thoroughly as a woman in hijab witout children. The argument in favor of such an approach is simple: not all Muslims are terroroists- but 94% of the terrorist attacks in the world have been committed by Muslims.
If the girl has a slightest doubt, she will invite a superior officer- and there will be a second round of questions, and most probably, your luggage will be inspected. If there are still doubts, there will also be a third round, a fourth… Or you will be politely invited to proceed to a specially equipped room for an interrogation.
Trainings of the Security officers in Ben Gurion are daily, and in the course of these trainings, the officers learn to act in any possible and impossible situation: flood, fire, earthquake, individual terrorist attack, group terrorist attack….Anything. Every day, for hours. Israelis joke that Security officers in Ben
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