Israeli security forces have increased their watch on Israel's main part of Haifa following last week's attack by gunmen at Tel Aviv's Lod Airport.
SV Police setting up barricades (2 shots)
GV Soldiers on pier look at ship
SV PAN military police at barricade
SV Official on walkie-talkie talking to ship
SV's Cargo being unloaded from ship (3 shots)
GV's and SV's passengers disembark from ship (3 shots)
GV Stern of ship with name in Greek
SV Passengers disembark
LV People on pier
CU Customs sign
SV's Customs officials inspect baggage, and passengers repack bogs (5 shots); Customs official stamps documents
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Background: Israeli security forces have increased their watch on Israel's main part of Haifa following last week's attack by gunmen at Tel Aviv's Lod Airport.
Unite in and around the port went an the alert yesterday (Tuesday) when three passenger liners berthed.
Barricades were set up and military police kept a close watch as the first ship, the Italian liner Enotria, arrived from Triesto.
Passengers were scrutinised as they disembarked and their baggage inspected thoroughly.
The second ship was a Greek liner, carrying 250 American pilgrims from Beirut, and she was followed by an Israeli motor vessel.
Among troops and police mingling with Customs officers on the pier were bomb detection and disposal expert.
SYNOPSIS: At Israel's main port of Haifa, police set up barricades as security tightens in the wake of last week's attack by gunmen of Tol Aviv's Lod Airport. Security units in and around the port went on the alert when three passenger liners berthed within a short time of each other.
A close watch was kept as cargo was unloaded. The first vessel to tie up was the Italian liner Enotria, which arrived from Trieste.
Passengers were scrutinised closely as they disembarked.
The second ship to arrive was a Greek liner, carrying 250 American pilgrims from Beirut. She was followed by an Israeli motor vessel.
On the pier, troops and police mingled with Customs officers as the passengers went through strict Customs formalities. Most items of baggage were inspected carefully, and passengers were left to repack their cases while the search went on for anything that could possibly be used in any sabotage attempt. Bomb detection and disposal experts also were standing by, just in case.