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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Washington (AFP) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours following a rocket strike near Tel Aviv’s main airport.

In a statement, the U.S. government agency said its prohibition applied only to U.S. air carriers, and that “updated instructions” would be issued “as soon as conditions permit.” Delta, U.S. Airways, and United Airlines had earlier halted flights to and from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards

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