Police received several calls from angry New Jersey residents claiming "middle-eastern" men with a white van were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery.
According to ABC News, Israeli and U.S. government officials worked out a deal, and after 71 days, the five Israelis were taken out of jail, put on a plane, and deported back home. While the former detainees refused to answer questions about their detention and what they were doing on Sept. 11, several of the detainees discussed their experience in America on an Israeli talk show after their return home.
Said one of the men, "Our purpose was to document the event."
But how did they know there was going to be an "event"?