FAA lifts ban on flights to and from Israel

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NEW YORK City. — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. airlines flying to or from Tel Aviv.

It is up to each airline now to decide whether to resume flights.

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 contend the airport is safe.