Airlines resume flights to Tel Aviv while Hamas attacks

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 12:56:10 by
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The dozen U.S., Canadian and European airlines on Tuesday canceled their flights to and from Israel have chosen to resume flight operation in the Ben Gurion International Airport. The decision to suspend travel came after a Palestinian militias rocket hit in open countryside near the airfield, which triggered the alarm after two weeks went really intercepted projectiles. Now, officially, indicate that they have ” tested ” the conditions of the last few hours and the Ministry of Transport of Israel guarantees, which has assured them that the site will be shielded.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called in early yesterday to Secretary of State, John Kerry, he did reverse the decision, which was causing economic harm to the country and imaging. The decision of the Federal Aviation Administration came a few hours after the meeting between the two leaders. Israeli Ministry sources confirm that it has reduced the number of travelers received 60,000 of the nearly 100,000 that were expected.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) reiterated its request that the civil aviation authorities of the Member States ” to assess the risks ” of these flights, based on standards – operators employing the airlines themselves. A spokesman for the Community Agency admitted Wednesday that they are ” in constant contact ” with their U.S. counterparts on the situation in Israel, reports Ignacio Fariza. However, Lufthansa and other companies held yesterday the suspension of flights.

There has not been countermanded, even with the new barrage of rockets that Hamas launched yesterday against the airport, two spaced bursts 15 min mid-morning. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted five – antiaircraft missiles. The sirens sounded again at Ben Gurion afternoon, but it was a false alarm. “We have material to keep more than a month,” a spokesman for Hamas warned the agency Maan.

The Israeli military said that since the start of the ground offensive in Gaza a week ago, the average of rockets fired by Hamas has dropped to between 60 and 80 a day, when in the days of increased virulence brushed 200. Their radio action has also been reduced: it’s been reaching Haifa, nearly 140 miles north of the border, to get to Tel Aviv as a stop, about 45 miles. Military officials say the Army has located 31 tunnels.

The number of Israelis killed remains at three civilians and 32 soldiers, plus 124 wounded soldiers. Defence confirmed yesterday that it had arrested 150 Palestinians in southern Gaza. They are being interrogated. The authorities claimed that an alleged suicide bombing was aborted by the Egyptian police; the person was shot.

The Israeli Cabinet met yesterday and planned to only approve financial assistance to the areas hardest hit by rockets and not to deepen the offensive. President Shimon Peres, who yesterday delivered his farewell speech in the Israeli Knesset, where he gave a witness Reuven Rivlin (Likud) said that the two-state solution is the only one that would bring calm to the Middle East.

Outrage over Gaza last night caused the death of two young men, one 19 years old and the other not specified in the Qalandia refugee camp in the West Bank, during a demonstration by more than 10,000 people, according to Palestinian police. Another 59 people were injured, seven in critical condition. Holding one of the key moments of the month of Ramadan, Laylat Al Qadr or the Night of Destiny, increased participation, between fury and faith. It is expected that today is a day of events in Jerusalem, where this week there were three attempted lynching of Arabs by Jewish nationalists.


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