Haredi man riots on El Al flight over ‘immodest’ movie
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Haredi man riots on El Al flight over ‘immodest’ movie

Unnamed ultra-Orthodox passenger smashes two viewing screens, attacks cabin crew, is arrested on arrival in Israel

An El Al Boeing 737-800 on approach to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in 2012. (Andre Wadman/Wikipedia/GFDL 1.2)
An El Al Boeing 737-800 on approach to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in 2012. (Andre Wadman/Wikipedia/GFDL 1.2)

A haredi Orthodox man rioted on an El Al flight home from Poland after complaining that the in-flight movie was “immodest.”

The passenger, 36, from Beit Shemesh, damaged two viewing screens and attacked the cabin crew during his rampage on Wednesday, the Hebrew-language news website Walla reported.

He was watching the 2015 film “Truth,” Haaretz reported.

Police, who were waiting for the man when the plane landed, took him into custody to question him, according to Walla.

El Al told Walla that the company “is not prepared to accept violent behavior of any kind during flights.”

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