Ben Gurion Airport Nir Keidar
Ben-Gurion International Airport Photo by Nir Keidar
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The border control computer system at Ben-Gurion International Airport crashed on Saturday, causing disruptions to passenger movement.

 A backup system allowed operations to continue at the airport, but flight delays extended into the afternoon.

This was the second time in the past month that the border control computer system at Ben-Gurion malfunctioned. The system crashed in early October, causing a burden at counters and long lines.

Unlike last month's failure, which occurred during one of the busiest travel days of the year, Saturday's failure occurred on Shabbat, when there are fewer flights than on weekdays.