Israeli flyers refuse to board when crew turns out to be Czech

Israeli travelers who were supposed to fly from Tel Aviv to Paris tonight refused to board the plane after they found out the pilot and crew were Czech, not Israeli, Ynet reports.

The Arkia flight was operated at the last minute by a Czech airline instead of the Israeli company. Police were called in to handle the situation.

They claimed the reason was because of the current security situation.

“I paid to fly with an Israeli company and it’s unacceptable that Czechs will fly me,” Yossi, one of the passengers, tells Ynet. “Only an Israeli company can fly me so that I feel secure. I feel like they pulled one over on me.”

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