El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin spoke on Tuesday evening with a leading rabbi who was on board the airline’s infamous “Shabbos Flight” last Thursday.
According to Israel Hayom, Usishkin told the rabbi, “I never said that the charedim on the flight attacked anyone. There was no physical violence.”
According to the report in Israel Hayom, the talks between Usishkin and the senior rabbi revealed that the CEO is aware of the fact that no unusual incident took place in the cockpit area, and that the pilot was aware that if the plane had landed before sunset on Friday at 4:40 p.m., which had turned out to be possible, it would not have been considered a violation of the Shabbos, and the religious Jews would have been able to spend the Shabbos in the lounge area at the Ben Gurion Airport.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.