What? I can't take my souvenir back to the states?
An American family caused quite the scare at Israel's Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv airport last week after presenting an unexploded bombshell as a souvenir
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An American family caused quite the scare at Israel's Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv airport last week after presenting an unexploded bombshell as a souvenir at a security check. A member of the family had reportedly picked up the explosive as a souvenir on a visit to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and decided that it would be a good idea to take it home to the US as a souvenir. According to eye-witnesses, the man simply took it out of his backpack and showed it to security staff, asking them if it could be put in a suitcase. Shocked, one security officer ordered the immediate vicinity of the old bombshell to be cleared but another passenger misheard the order and started shouting "terrorists shooting". Panic ensued almost instantly, and video footage from the airport shows people either shouting and fleeing the check-in area or simply lying on the floor, waiting for the danger to pass. The unexploded bombshell is believed to date back to the Israeli-Syrian war of 1967.
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