Muslim man tries to hijack airplane, take it to Jerusalem

Thursday, October 22, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A Sudanese Muslim man tried to hijack an EgyptAir flight from Istanbul to Cairo on Wednesday and divert it to Jerusalem.

The man used a knife from an in-flight meal to threaten flight crew and demand that they land the plane in Israel. He was quickly overpowered by undercover security guards on the flight.

The would-be hijacker later told interrogators that he wanted to "liberate Jerusalem" from the Zionists.

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