Israeli officials assisted Belgium in increasing security at the airport after a 2016 terrorist attack there left 16 dead and over 150 wounded.
Belgian police inspected the bag, the content of which was determined to be mundane, and airport authorities announced that the incident was a false alarm, allowing flights to resume.
Overall, the Brussels Airport reported a two-hour delay in operations.
Israeli intelligence officials told Hebrew media that they were “investigating the incident.”
One official said that as the bag was placed near the check-in desk of an Israel-bound flight, they believed the incident was an Iranian attempt to discern Israeli aviation security protocols on foreign soil.
This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.