ROYAL JORDANIAN CANCELS FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV

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Royal Jordanian Airlines cancels flight to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo: MEMO)

Gaza City, 24 Shawwal 1435/21 August 2014 (MINA) –  Royal Jordanian Airlines canceled this morning’s flight to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The flight was scheduled to arrive at 8.15 (local time), according to the flight schedule published on the website of the airport, according to Middle East Monitor reports quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).

Israeli news website Yedioth Ahronoth said the flight was canceled for “security reasons”.

Three more flights are scheduled between Amman and Tel Aviv today; these have not been affected by the cancellation of the morning trip.

It was not possible to get immediate comment from the Jordanian airlines on this subject.

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Egyptian carrier Air Sinai also cancelled its trip to Ben Gurion Airport according to the airport’s timetable.

A number of flights scheduled for today are defined as “non-final”.

In a televised speech yesterday, Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, warned that airlines should stay away from Ben Gurion airport from 6am today and he cautioned Israelis living near to Gaza against returning to their homes.(T/P03/E01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)