FAA extends ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel

NEW YORK City. — The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines flying to or from Tel Aviv for 24 more hours.

The ban was put into place Tuesday following a decision by Delta to suspend flights.

That choice was made after a Hamas rocket landed within a mile of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was over the Mediterranean when it turned around and flew to Paris Tuesday.

The Israel Airport Authority and government content the airport was safe and have asked U.S. airlines to resume flights.



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