Scuffle Briefly Halts Inspection of Passengers at RHIA

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The Inspection of passengers at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut was briefly disrupted after a scuffle between members of the ISF and the airport police, media reports said on Wednesday.

They said a dispute erupted between members of the ISF and the Lebanese Army.

Activity resumed normalcy shortly after.

It is not a first for Lebanon’s airport to witness disruption, as conflict between political parties seems to take its toll on the country's only commercial airport.

It is not a first for Lebanon’s only commercial airport to witness disruption. For over five years, the terminal has reportedly been working well above capacity.

Early in September, an outage of the luggage and registration processing system stranded thousands of passengers who sat for hours waiting in crowded halls at the terminal.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 6
Thumb ex-fpm 26 September 2018, 14:34

Truly, a Banana Republic.

Thumb s.o.s 26 September 2018, 14:47

The army has no say when it comes to security within the airport, that’s very clear. In my opinion, the airport checkpoint on the road leading to the airport should be handled over to the ISF. Let the soldiers deploy on the 2 borders instead of our cities. It’s not like they ever intercept transports of Iranian ballistic weapons.

Thumb roflmfao 26 September 2018, 15:58

Obviously someone in uniform was trying to have relatives, friends or someone who'd paid them off go through the lines without waiting or getting checked and the officer in charge took offence either on principle or for not getting a cut.

Thumb s.o.s 26 September 2018, 21:06

For sure.

Thumb whyaskwhy 26 September 2018, 21:26

Wasta going to waste....

Missing ysurais 27 September 2018, 11:33

hallelujah in z Guinness book we have the biggest hummus plate, best tabulah, longest river of sewage unlike heaven river of honey, highest mountains of garbage, sea swimming cows, and the most entertaining and circus airport of z word that relieves travelers of their stress.......only in Lebanon wow