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All U.S. Flights to Tel Aviv Canceled Over Missile Fear

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration is prohibiting all U.S. airlines from flying into Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 hours.

The order comes after a rocket landed one mile from the Tel Aviv airport Tuesday morning. Several airlines had already suspended service between the U.S. and Tel Aviv in response to the rocket strike.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was headed for Tel Aviv Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says Delta operates one flight a day between JFK International Airport and Tel Aviv.

There has been growing concern around airline safety after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine last week, killing everyone aboard.

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Jo Copasso from NYC

Israel knows why Hamas is there in the region; unlike the Western Press. When Israel walks uprightly unto Allah, Hamas will disappear as the scriptures promised. Question: The 3 boys who died along the border, were they taunting the supposed men of Hamas? The West does not have the proper view or depth of information to judge; hence, America pray for Israel. Peace always toward our Eastern family.

Jul. 22 2014 04:32 PM
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY

It's very unfortunate that Hamas continues to make terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli civilians. Nevertheless, they need to be stopped once and for all. Another thing that is unfortunate is that Hamas acts like cowards in that they not only target civilians, but they even hide behind their own by placing them into harm's way be it either using them as human shields or even placing their bases or weapons in densely populated areas. Doing that is actually a violation of the Geneva Convention, but much of the world turns a blind eye to that. I feel bad for those who can't go to Israel because of these tensions and attacks.

Jul. 22 2014 03:44 PM

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