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Brussels bombers targeted Israelis says arrested suspect

Mohamed Abrini, the attacker known as the "man in hat", told interrogators that one of the terrorist's specific targets was the outgoing lounge for passengers travelling to Tel Aviv, French media network BFM reported Thursday.

Abrini, caught last weekend, said that one of his fellow attackers Ibrahim El Bakraoui was the one who picked the targets at the airport. He chose the waiting areas for flight to the United States, Russia and Tel Aviv.

Apparently, the plan went awry when Abrini hesitated, and fled the scene after the two other attackers exploded. "I couldn't hurt a fly," he said during questioning. "I haven't become an extremist and never visited Syria."

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