Unplanned Landing In Malaysia

Unusual: A plane with 12 Israelis was forced to land in Malaysia.

A plane that was en route from Dubai to Singapore, carrying 12 Israelis, was required to make an unplanned landing in Malaysia, where Israel has no diplomatic ties. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs worked to ensure the well-being of the Israelis until the plane took off again.

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It was allowed to be published that this morning (Wednesday - Israel) Emirates flight 354 which made its way from Dubai to Singapore had to make an unplanned landing in Malaysia, due to severe weather conditions. There were 12 Israelis on the plane at the time, who landed in a country with which Israel has no diplomatic relations.

According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the director general of the ministry Ronen Levy (Maoz) held regular situation assessments during the day with the department for Israelis abroad in the consular wing, Situation Center, and the Israeli Missions in Dubai and Singapore in order to make sure that all Israelis are safe.

Among other things, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs worked with the airline in order to contact one of the Israeli passengers on the flight and make sure that the passengers were safe. It was further clarified that during their stay on Malaysian soil, the passengers were not required to get off the plane, and after about five hours of waiting on the runway, the flight left again on its way to Singapore.

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