Lilly Sussman was on her way to Tel Aviv when she was pulled off to the side by airport security who thought she was suspicious. First they questioned her for a long time before finally hearing the gunshots followed by an announcement over the intercom first in Hebrew, then Arabic, then in English. Lilly says “It was something along the lines of, Do not to be alarmed by gunshots because the Israeli security needs to blow up suspicious passenger luggage.”
Moments later a man came outside and introduced himself as the manager on duty. And then, “I’m sorry but we had to blow up your laptop.”
While all of this sounds horrific, Lilly was if you can say it like this “Lucky” since all bullets missed the hard drive, which means all her data can be restored. Now all she has to figure out is how she will get the Israeli government to pay for a new laptop.
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