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Travellers ditch luggage and race to board planes out of Israel as rockets fired nearby

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Desperate travellers ditch luggage and race to board planes out of Israel as rockets fired nearby

Video footage has captured desperate travellers trying to escape Israel as rockets can be seen coming down near the country’s main airport.

Ben Gurion Airport was packed with travellers trying to leave the country on Monday.

Video circulated online shows smoke rising from Ben Gurion, near the airport’s carpark.

One man who took a video that was shared to a Telegram page revealed the panic in the airport.

He said to the camera: “Guys, I don’t know what’s going on here. It’s crazy.”

Sirens are heard overhead as travellers are told to move to a nearby bomb shelter.

A security guard was heard telling him: “Move, leave everything.”

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