- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice Tuesday barring U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv’s airport for up to 24 hours after a rocket landed nearby.

Several carriers had already suspended service to Israel or canceled flights after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.

Delta Airlines was the first to cancel service, saying it was doing so “to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees.”

“Delta flight 468, a Boeing 747 from JFK with 273 passengers and 17 crew, diverted to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Tuesday after reports of a rocket or associated debris near the airport in Tel Aviv,” the airline said.

US Airways and United followed suit later on.

Israeli police said the rocket damaged a house and lightly wounded one Israeli.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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