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FAA bans flights to and from Israel

CNN - The FAA has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport for a period of up to 24 hours.

"The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from" the airport on Tuesday morning, the FAA said.

The suspensions come a day after the U.S. State Department asked Americans to consider deferring nonessential travel to Israel and the West Bank.

Monday's travel warning reaffirmed existing guidance against any travel to Gaza, which the State Department says "is under the control of Hamas, a foreign terrorist organization."

The department urged U.S. citizens already in Gaza to depart immediately.

Visitors to Israel should familiarize themselves with the nearest bomb shelters in case of attack, and should avoid areas of Israel near Gaza due to the possibility of attacks from Gaza "with little or no warning," the warning says.


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