Shimon Peres’ Plane Hit By Lightning


President Shimon Peres’ Boeing 737 plane was hit by lightning on Sunday minutes after taking off from a Milano airport. No injuries or delays were reported.

Peres was onboard an El Al flight together with 101 other passengers. “Right after take off the airplane was hit by a lighting bolt. Following a thorough checkup making sure no damage was caused, the flight crew decided to keep flying,” an El Al official reported.

The flight landed in Israel on schedule at 6:30 pm.

Peres left for Italy last week to meet with world leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

He also participated in the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification, during which he met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the peace process and possible ways to revive negotiations.

(Source: Ynet)


  1. Lightning won’t stop Shimon. The article says that he participated in his 150th anniversary. You don’t get to be that old if little things like lightning are going to be able to stop you.

    One thing the lightning did do – the flight arrived in Israel on time. THAT is supernatural!!!

  2. H”B is trying to send a warning to Peres, but when you are so blinded by your own self hate and agenda you probably wouldn’t even see the bright light of lightning