I am fascinated by some of the respondents on here who are defending the behaviour of these security guards by pointing out how dangerous it is to fly given the threats of terrorism. What I don't quite understand is why, in their attempt to defend the actions of the guards, do they not also take note that the security check on these gentleman had been completed and they were deemed NOT TO BE A SECURITY THREAT. The point here isn't that El Al needs tough security measures, the point is that even after those same measures deemed the men no threat, they were still treated AS IF they were a threat. Why? Well, obviously because they were Arab. That is not security (that as taken care of), that is racism. Well done to everyone still defending the actions of these security guards.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: El Al ordered to compensate humiliated Israeli Arab passengers