German airline Lufthansa is coming under withering criticism after airline staff barred all Jews from a connecting flight, with armed officers called in to prevent any Jews from boarding the flight.
The incident took place as a large group of chasidim were attempting to fly from Germany to Hungary to visit the kever of Reb Shayale, zt”l, in Kerestir. According to eyewitnesses, one or two passengers refused to comply with the airline’s mask mandate, leading to a confrontation with the crew.
Additionally, the chassidim said that many of the non-Jewish passengers were not wearing masks but they were allowed to remain on the flight, YWN reported.
In response, the flight staff banned all Jews from catching their connecting flight. Their only crime? Being Jewish.
When the passengers boarded their connecting flight, it soon became clear “this was no typical boarding,” Dan’s Deals website reported.
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“The gate agent was paging individuals by name to come up and board the flight. [A passenger] recalled that the paged individuals that were able to board were not visibly Jewish,” a passenger told Dan’s Deals.
In an absolutely shocking exchange filmed with one of the Jewish passengers, a flight crew member says, “It was Jewish people who made problems. Jewish people coming from JFK.”
The shocking incident, coming from a German airline, has sparked outrage across the world, with Jews demanding answers for the airline’s open discrimination of the people their ancestors murdered in the millions just a few decades ago.