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Israel's Ben Gurion airport halts flights over Gaza rockets: Authority

The decision follows a massive barrage of rockets launched towards nearby Tel Aviv by Hamas Islamists in Gaza, the civil aviation authority said

AFP , Tuesday 11 May 2021
Ben Gurion Airport
File photo shows El Al Boeing 777 plane at Ben Gurion Airport. Reuters
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Israel's Ben Gurion international airport suspended air traffic on Tuesday following a massive barrage of rockets launched towards nearby Tel Aviv by Hamas Islamists in Gaza, the civil aviation authority said.

"During the massive rocket fire... flights were stopped to protect the country's skies," aviation authority spokesman Ofer Lefler told AFP.

 

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