Israel-bound flight targeted by Brussels bombers
Mohamed Abrini, nicknamed ‘man in white’ or ‘man in hat’ due to the security camera footage circulated before he was arrested as one of the perpetrators of the terror attacks in Brussels, told his interrogators that one of the attackers’ targets was the waiting area for passengers flying to Tel Aviv.
Abrini, caught last weekend, said that fellow attacker Ibrahim El Bakraoui was the one who picked the targets at the airport: Waiting areas for flights to the United States, Russia, and Tel Aviv.
Apparently, the plan went awry when Abrini hesitated, and fled the scene after the two other attackers exploded. “I couldn’t hurt a fly,” he said during questioning. “I haven’t become an extremist and never visited Syria.”