FAA suspends all U.S. flights to Israel

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airplanesWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport after a rocket strike was reported one mile from the Israeli airport Tuesday morning.

The flight ban could last up to 24 hours, the FAA said in a statement, but State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that there is a possibility the FAA could extend the ban.

Delta Air Lines rerouted Flight 468, a Boeing 747 traveling from New York to Tel Aviv, to Paris on Tuesday morning.

United Airlines also canceled flights, according to a company statement.

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