UK Home Office investigating complaint after Israelis ‘harassed’ by staff at Heathrow Airport

The UK’s Home Office is investigating a complaint against Heathrow Airport Border Force staff which alleges that Israeli passengers were “harassed” upon their arrival to the UK, the Telegraph reports.

According to the complaint, filed by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), the passengers were made to undergo additional baggage checks at customs due to an Israeli flag on a passenger’s luggage.

UKFLI says that after a member of the Border Force noticed the Israeli flag, the group was made to undergo luggage checks in a separate room, leading them to feel “harassed” and subjected to “degrading treatment.”

The Telegraph reports that the Home Office is investigating the incident after the complaint alleged that it was in breach of the Equality act.

“This matter has been passed to the Home Office professional standards unit and an investigating officer will now investigate the matters you raised about the incident on 10 June 2024, in accordance with the Home Office’s formal complaint procedures,” the Telegraph reports the Home Office as saying.

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