Israeli Pilots Stranded in Egypt, Out of Fuel


EGYPT (VINnews) — A group of Israeli pilots are stranded in Egypt and out of fuel.

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According to the Jerusalem Post, the group flew to Egypt in light aircraft Wednesday and received a landing permit in advance. Now they are being refused entry visas and being forced to return to Israel over “national security” concerns.

One Israeli media report says there are 11 pilots being “physically pushed” toward their planes. The problem is, they are out of fuel and are not being allowed to refuel.

Another (conflicting) report says they are being pressured to take other flights but the weather is stormy and possibly dangerous.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said they are trying to resolve the situation.

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