Israel has tightened airspace security in the wake of the disappearance and possible hijacking of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Sunday, according to The Times of Israel.

Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Image source: Getty Images/Sasha Mordovets)

Security officials and aviation authorities reportedly held a security assessment recently and chose a series of measures; for example, airliners are now required to identify themselves much earlier when approaching Israel’s airspace. Other actions were not immediately disclosed.

The increased security came as the former global security chief of Israel’s El Al airlines told The Times he believes the jetliner’s disappearance points directly to Iran.

“What happened to this aircraft, nobody knows,” Issac Yeffet said. “My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved…They hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it.”

Malaysia’s government confirmed that the plane was deliberately diverted and may have flown as far north as Central Asia or south into the far reaches of the Indian Ocean.

(H/T: The Gateway Pundit)

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