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Egypt's Air Sinai cancels Cairo-Tel Aviv flights

Cancellation follows those of other international airlines after a rocket struck a neighbourhood north of Ben Gurion International

Ahram Online, Tuesday 29 Jul 2014
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Egypt's Air Sinai has cancelled its flights to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport as a result of security concerns, said an EgyptAir official on Tuesday.

The official who chose to remain anonymous told Ahram Online that the Egyptian carrier that operates flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv, has been halting operations since last week, coinciding with other international airlines' move to suspend their flights to Ben Gurion following an incident where a Hamas-fired rocket hit a neighbourhood north of the airport.

Israeli well-known newspaper, Haaretz reported last week that the Egyptian carrier continued its flights to Tel Aviv despite the cancellations of several airlines, which prompted "harsh criticism by Arab web users on social networks".

The European Aviation Safety Agency lifted on Thursday its recommendation to avoid flying to Israel, hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rescinded its ban upon receiving security assurances from Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Air Sinai operates two flights per week on Mondays and Thursdays, and it remains unclear whether this week's Thursday flight will take off, AFP reported on Monday.

Air Sinai is one of EgyptAir’s subsidiaries, but it is not listed on the state’s main carrier’s website and the only way for a person to buy a ticket is to visit their office in Cairo’s Shubra district. 

Israeli aggression continues on Gaza, with the Palestinian death toll rising 1,100 on Tuesday, most of whom were civilians.

On the Israeli side, 56 people have been killed, most of them soldiers.

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Mehzabin Patel
04-08-2014 02:06am
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Cancel all flights to isreal
This war was started by Israel! When the Palestinians announced they were going to form a United Government to oppose Israel, Netanyahu stated that he would not keep his agreement to release Palestinian Prisoners and cancelled 'peace talks!' The Gaza Strip is a hell on earth 1.700.000 imprisoned on a small slither of land, no regular elec or fresh water. A shortage of medical equipment and no freedom of movement. If a farmer visits his farm on the border dictated by Israel he will be shot at and sometimes killed. This happens on an almost daily basis! Israel is noted for its 'false flag' operations, the attack on the USA warship US Liberty where Israel bombed and shelled it in an attempt to sink it and blame Egypt for the attack so that USA would join in the Israeli war against Egypt. Many USA service men were killed. Netanyahu had 3 Jewish youths killed in another Israeli false flag operation, 3 youths were taken from the most closely guarded place on earth, the occupied West Bank? F
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Mehzabin Patel
04-08-2014 02:06am
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Cancel all flights to isreal
This war was started by Israel! When the Palestinians announced they were going to form a United Government to oppose Israel, Netanyahu stated that he would not keep his agreement to release Palestinian Prisoners and cancelled 'peace talks!' The Gaza Strip is a hell on earth 1.700.000 imprisoned on a small slither of land, no regular elec or fresh water. A shortage of medical equipment and no freedom of movement. If a farmer visits his farm on the border dictated by Israel he will be shot at and sometimes killed. This happens on an almost daily basis! Israel is noted for its 'false flag' operations, the attack on the USA warship US Liberty where Israel bombed and shelled it in an attempt to sink it and blame Egypt for the attack so that USA would join in the Israeli war against Egypt. Many USA service men were killed. Netanyahu had 3 Jewish youths killed in another Israeli false flag operation, 3 youths were taken from the most closely guarded place on earth, the occupied West Bank? F
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maq
29-07-2014 08:04pm
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Stop the flights indefinitely..
Had the FAA not tried to appease Israel by lifting its ban on Thursday, Kerry's peace talks may have been very successful on Friday. Netanyahu and the US gov. made a fool out of him and the Palestinians. I can only hope Egypt and others continue the ban ..an attack on their wallets may be just the key to peace.
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