If they were singled out for special attention, there had to be a reason. Airport security operates with a set of clearly defined rules. Then again maybe this is just a hoax. I have seen people at the airport be invited into a private room to be stripped searched. In order toget that invitation you had to have refused to answer a question to the satisfaction of the security people. remember people do carry explosives in their underwear and shoes. If they do not want to fly, they can choose not to answer any questions or be searched.
Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
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