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December 3, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A police bomb squad was dispatched to the cargo terminal of El Al Israel Airlines on Monday night after screening workers discovered possible explosives residue in a parcel, officials said. Los Angeles police officials said they evacuated the terminal shortly before 8 p.m. Two hours later, they had determined there were no explosives in the parcel, which contained mechanical parts. The terminal is on Century Boulevard, some distance from Los Angeles International Airport.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2007 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
ON July 4, 2002, Sarah Phillips was checking in at Los Angeles International Airport for her trip home to Canada after a vacation with friends. The first flight she could get to arrive in time for a grandson's birthday was a connection through Toronto offered by the Israel-based airline, El Al. As she stood in line in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Egyptian immigrant Hesham Mohamed Hadayet was parking his Mercedes-Benz in a garage across the street.
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September 29, 1996 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Starting Tuesday, Reno Air will begin service three to four times per day between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Information: (800) 736-6247.. . . Following a bandit attack that injured two tourists and a van driver, Tanzania has dispatched 250 armed rangers to Serengeti National Park. . . . El Al Israel Airlines has added a fourth early check-in facility in Israel, at Ben Gurion Airport.
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August 27, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
GARY Wexler of Valley Village, who flies several times a year to Tel Aviv on business, is grilled regularly by the staff of El Al Israel Airlines: Does he have family in Israel? When did he learn Hebrew? Why? Then there was this puzzler: "On Passover, how many cups of wine do you drink?" But Wexler, who owns a marketing company, doesn't mind. Instead, he said, when he heard about the jet-bombing plot in London this month, he thought, "Thank God I'm flying El Al."
BUSINESS
February 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Israel to Sell Stake in El Al: The government plans to sell 51% of the national airline on the Tel Aviv and New York stock exchanges by late March, 1996, the company's president, Rafi Harlev, said. As much as 18% of El Al Israel Airlines stock will be sold on the Tel Aviv exchange by May 31, Harlev said. The remainder will be issued in New York by late March, 1996. "We are now in the speedy process of preparing the prospectus and finding underwriters," he said.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
El Al Israel Airlines 1994 Profits Soar: The airline, which is to be privatized later this year, reported sharply higher profits of $14 million for 1994, up from $9.9 million in 1993. Revenue rose 11.7% to $1.036 billion. The national carrier just emerged from receivership, paving the way for its privatization. It went into receivership in 1982 after huge losses and years of labor unrest. The government plans to sell off a 51% stake.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1999 | Associated Press and Bloomberg News
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. decided to split an aircraft order between Boeing Co. and Airbus Industrie, allowing the European plane maker to crack the fleet of a prominent all-Boeing customer. El Al gave Boeing an order valued at about $400 million to supply three of its long-range 777s. But the carrier also plans to order three or four Airbus A-330-200 jets to replace some of its Boeing 767s, El Al spokesman Nachman Kleinman said. Israel Radio said the Airbus 330s will cost $250 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2005 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
The city of Los Angeles is not liable for damages in the shooting deaths of two people during an attack at an El-Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, a federal judge has ruled. Victoria Hen, 25, an El Al employee from Chatsworth, and Yaakov Aminov, 46, a diamond broker from North Hollywood, were killed when Egyptian-born Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, opened fire on a line of passengers checking in for a flight to Israel on July 4, 2002.
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July 7, 2002 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Egyptian man who killed two people after opening fire on the Fourth of July at the El Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the county coroner's office said Saturday. An autopsy Saturday on Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, showed that he died from the abdominal wound, said Medical Examiner James K. Ribe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2005 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
The city of Los Angeles is not liable for damages in the shooting deaths of two people during an attack at an El-Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, a federal judge has ruled. Victoria Hen, 25, an El Al employee from Chatsworth, and Yaakov Aminov, 46, a diamond broker from North Hollywood, were killed when Egyptian-born Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, opened fire on a line of passengers checking in for a flight to Israel on July 4, 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2003 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The Egyptian immigrant who shot and killed two people at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport last July 4 had no accomplices or ties to extremists, but his rampage constituted an act of terrorism, federal authorities have concluded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A police bomb squad was dispatched to the cargo terminal of El Al Israel Airlines on Monday night after screening workers discovered possible explosives residue in a parcel, officials said. Los Angeles police officials said they evacuated the terminal shortly before 8 p.m. Two hours later, they had determined there were no explosives in the parcel, which contained mechanical parts. The terminal is on Century Boulevard, some distance from Los Angeles International Airport.
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November 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli sky marshals foiled a hijacking attempt on an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Turkey on Sunday, overpowering a man armed with a pocketknife, witnesses and officials said. Flight 581 landed safely in Istanbul and none of the 170 passengers was hurt, an El Al official said. A Turkish airport official said one "terrorist" was being held after the incident. Witnesses said the passenger tried to storm the cockpit before security guards on board caught him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2002 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Numerous law enforcement agencies grappled with deployment mix-ups and communication snafus in the aftermath of a grisly Independence Day shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a report to be presented to the City Council's Public Safety Committee today.
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July 14, 2002 | ROBYN DIXON, JACK LEONARD and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A decade ago, Hesham Hadayet left behind a comfortable life and upper-class family in Egypt, gambling that a six-month tourist visa was his ticket to prosperity, American-style. From the beginning, Hadayet took chances--first as a cab driver and later with his own business. He worked illegally. He overstayed the visa and applied for asylum. He bought a limousine he didn't know how to drive. "He told me how he landed at LAX" to begin his new life, recalled acquaintance Bob Milstead.
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July 5, 2002 | SCOTT GLOVER and ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jacob Aminov was a deeply religious man, a devoted father of eight and the kind of friend you could always count on, said those who knew him. So it was not unusual that Aminov, who was also known as Yaakov, offered to drive a longtime friend to the airport Thursday, even on a day when many were worried and his family begged him not to go. "His son was saying to him, 'Don't go. It's dangerous,' " said Aminov's brother-in-law, Mark Ezerzer.
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July 6, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN and KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From the San Fernando Valley to Israel, families of the two people killed in the July 4 shootings at Los Angeles International Airport prepared for their final farewells. Jacob Aminov, a 46-year-old father of eight, and Victoria Hen, a 25-year-old El Al Israel Airlines ticket agent, both were being mourned in the ancient traditions of their Jewish faith. Hen's family planned to bury their only daughter Sunday at Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills.
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July 8, 2002 | MASSIE RITSCH, LAURA LOH and GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They gathered to say goodbye: raging, sobbing, and vowing to go on. First, the mourners for two victims shot dead last week by an Egyptian immigrant at the El Al Israel Airline ticket counter at LAX said final farewells in the San Fernando Valley. Then, families and friends fought to keep their goodbyes casual as their loved ones lined up for the airline's first scheduled flight to Tel Aviv since the tragedy, a flight that would carry the body of one of the victims home for burial.
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July 7, 2002 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Egyptian man who killed two people after opening fire on the Fourth of July at the El Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the county coroner's office said Saturday. An autopsy Saturday on Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, showed that he died from the abdominal wound, said Medical Examiner James K. Ribe.
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