At 8:45am we (all four of us) got on the shuttle to the Ben Gourion Airport from our Hotel and in a few minutes learned that there had been an incident at the airport. A service truck had been stolen and had been driven towards the airport. They had gone through two security areas when shots had been fired by security to stop the vehicle. The driver and passenger ran but were arrested. It was not a politically motivated incident.
For security reasons our Air Canada 1:10pm flight had been delayed. As a result our flight is now leavening at about 6:30pm. Therefore we are "Camped Out" in the airport with our luggage in tow. We have found a coffee area and claimed a corner for the duration.
It gives us time to dial down, discuss and process our experiences here in Israel.
I am so impressed with the spirit and attitude of the Israelites. They have all served in the military for two years after high school. Everyone, all civilians are experienced in military matters. Every one is very calm!
Not sure about connecting flights now in Toronto. Will we be staying overnight somewhere? How delayed will we be in the end?