Skip to comments.Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’
Posted on 07/22/2014 3:10:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler
Israels Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said on Tuesday that the just announced cancellation of European and U.S. flights to Israel handed a victory to terrorism.
There is no reason for the American companies to stop their flight and give a prize to terror, Katz said, according to Jerusalem Post correspondent Niv Elis.
On Tuesday, four major U.S. airline carriers announced their decision to cancel flights heading to Israel indefinitely, one specifically citing the danger of Gaza rocket attacks near Israels Ben Gurion airport.
Shortly after the airlines announced their decision, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it told all U.S. airlines that flights to the airport are prohibited for 24 hours, according to The Associated Press. German carrier Lufthansa nixed all flights to and from Tel Aviv for the next two days, according to an ABC News correspondent, and Air France also suspended its flights to Israel.
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No, not a prize to terror. Rather, an incentive to level Gaza.
It is a boycott of Israel led by Obama.
It is similar to the boycott of Christians in Iraq
led by Obama.
It is similar to the funding of Hamas and terrorists
including the “rebels” by Obama.
America ... is on the wrong side.
Four major USA airlines suspended - indefinitely - all their flights to Israel on their own and before the USA officially announced anything.
U.S. flight ban could be Hamas biggest success in latest clash with Israel
Several airlines already had suspended operations or diverted flights.
The ban comes less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over Ukraine. For Hamas, it could be the biggest break the Islamist group has had since the most recent fighting started potentially increasing Israelis physical and psychological isolation from the rest of the world. The airport handles about 14 million travelers a year.
United, Delta and USAir suspend flights to Israel - UPDATE FAA BANS US FLIGHTS, EUROPEANS FOLLOW
United, Delta and USAir have suspended all flights to Tel Avivs Ben Gurion Airport after a Hamas rocket this afternoon landed in Yahud, some 5 kilometers from the airport (Hat Tip: NY Nana). The White House says that it did not order the flights suspended, but Delta said it made its decision in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Two U.S. airlines suspend Israel flights after rocket attack near airport [FAA suspends all flights]
7:41 P.M. The FAA prohibits all U.S. airlines from flying to and from Ben-Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours.
5:57 P.M. Delta Airlines and U.S. Airways suspend flights to and from Israel on Tuesday. This follows a warning from the Federal Aviation Authority given after a rocket fell earlier Tuesday in Yehud, near Ben-Gurion International Airport. United Airlines announced it will continue operating as usual.
A Delta Airlines flight from New York to Israel landed in Paris following the decision. U.S. Air has relocated planes currently at Ben-Gurion airport tonights planned flight has been canceled. (Zohar Blumenkrantz)
I thought just for 24 hours?
That was the FAA that said that.
That is what I believe will happen next.
Look for EL AL to get very popular.
I would suppose so ... :-) ...
note who is the current occupant of the White House
he’s already announced he’s sending more $$$ to his friends in Gaza, even as they’re bombing Israeli towns and villages
Well ... also note that Israel itself sends through their controlled crossing into Gaza humanitarian aid to the Palestinian civilians.
I guess you would have to be blaming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sending aid to Gaza’s Palestinians, too ... :-) ...
I should point out that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had at least one cease-fire (and I think two) so that MORE humanitarian aid could be sent into Gaza for the Palestinian civilians.
I think it was the right decision..no airline wants another MH17 on their hands..and the rocket that struck today was one mile from the airport..El Al is the only airline in the world with a missile defense system on board the plane..if a rocket comes close to it it will be detected
If you ever want to fly to Israel, El Al is the ONLY way to fly..its the only airline I would ever take
Yeah, it’s definitely prudent, even if it is unfortunate in regards to other aspects. The airlines have a business to run and they don’t run it well by risking the lives of their passengers.
Look for Hussein and the Euroweenies to pull El Al's landing rights in the USA and Europe, because the airline operates "unsafely in a war zone".