Memorial Will Mark 10-Year Anniversary Of El Al Killings At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A memorial commemorating the victims of the July 4, 2002 shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport that left two dead and four others wounded will be held Wednesday.

Israeli Consul General Danny Gadot, Klaus Hackel, El Al’s station chief at Los Angeles International Airport in 2002, and Avi Hen, whose 25-year-old daughter Vicky was shot and killed in the attack, are scheduled to speak during the memorial at the airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Vicky Hen was working behind the ticket counter for El Al, Israel’s national airline, and Yaakov Aminov, a 46-year-old diamond importer from North Hollywood who had gone to the airport to see a friend off, were fatally shot by Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, a 41-year-old Egyptian national who lived in Irvine.

Hadayet, an owner of a limousine service, was slain by an El Al security guard.

Hadayet was despondent over a failing business and personal problems, and angered by Israel’s treatment of Palestinians when he committed the killings, according to the FBI, which classified the shootings as a terrorist attack.

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