Rocket fire on Israel airport prompts flights suspension

The US Federal Aviation Authority later banned US airlines from flying to or from the Jewish state, which is in a bloody two-week conflict with Gaza militants.

By (AFP)

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Published: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 1:05 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:22 AM

A rocket fired from Gaza hit north of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport on Tuesday, police said, prompting US and European airlines to suspend flights to and from Israel.

“A house was damaged in a rocket strike in the Kiryat Ono Yehud region, several kilometres (miles) from the airport,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.

The US Federal Aviation Authority later banned US airlines from flying to or from the Jewish state, which is in a bloody two-week conflict with Gaza militants.

Air France and Lufthansa cancelled their flights shortly afterwards.


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