24 July 2014
The FAA lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. In a statement, the FAA said the decision was made in collaboration with U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and considered significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation. Reuters reported on Wednesday that the State Department said that Hamas has rockets that are capable of reaching Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, but more specifics about the group’s missile capability are unknown. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said, “We don’t have confirmation that Hamas has launched heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles” during the conflict “or that Hamas has access to the type of missiles” that brought down the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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