Transportation minister denies looting of lost suitcases at airport

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli denies a report saying that some lost suitcases piling up at Ben Gurion Airport have been looted and insists that flights won’t be canceled as has been seen in London’s Heathrow airport.

With hundreds of pieces of luggage piling up amid recent travel snafus at Ben Gurion Airport, Channel 12 news reported this week that some suitcases that became separated from travelers flying abroad have been thrown into the garbage. Some members of the airport staff were said to have first rummaged through the contents of the bags that were tossed, looking for valuables.

“There was no looting of suitcases,” Michaeli tells journalists at a briefing. “The Israeli public should feel sure that its belongings are being treated with respect.”

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