For the second time in 3 months… Haftar’s plane lands in Israel

The official Israeli broadcaster (Kan) said that observers of international air traffic had spotted the plane belonging to retired Libyan Major General Khalifa Haftar, and it had landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, and Israeli media said it was the second time that Haftar’s plane had landed at the airport in less than 3 years. Months.

The Israeli authority added that Haftar’s plane stayed at the Israeli airport for two hours before taking off again, without specifying its destination.

The Israeli channel did not specify who was on the plane, who met him in Israel, or the purpose of the visit.

The military correspondent for the official “Cannes” channel, Itai Blumenthal, said in a tweet that Haftar’s private plane “P4-RMA” landed at Ben Gurion Airport after a diplomatic stop in Cyprus, and the reporter published two photos of the “FlightRadar” company. ) specialized in tracking global air traffic.

navigational data

Navigational data showed a private plane of the Falcon 900 (Falcon 900) bearing the registration number “P4-RMA”, which is used by Khalifa Haftar, and it landed at exactly 9:37 pm Doha time (6:37 GMT) the day before yesterday, Thursday, after stopping for a period of time. Ten minutes at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus at exactly 9 pm Doha time (6 pm GMT) arriving from Libya.

The plane took off from Ben Gurion Airport at 11:50 pm Thursday, heading towards Cyprus, arriving at 12:30 am, and then took off again at 9:30 am yesterday, Friday, from Larnaca International Airport, heading towards the Emirates to land at the airport Dubai International at 12:15 noon yesterday, Friday.

It should be noted that on November 2, 2021, Haftar’s plane landed at the same airport, with Saddam Haftar, the son of Khalifa Haftar on board, and the purpose of the visit, according to the Israeli newspaper, “Haaretz”, was to seek to establish diplomatic relations in order to obtain Israeli military assistance. .

In a related context, Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba denied last Wednesday the validity of rumors that he had met with Israeli security officials in Jordan, explaining in a brief statement to his government that this “did not happen and will not happen in the future, and our position is firm and clear on the Palestinian issue.”

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