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  7/23/2014, Tammuz 25, 5774

FAA Extends Ban on Flights to Israel


The Federal Aviation Administration o Wednesday renewed its ban on US flights to Tel Aviv for another 24 hours citing the "potentially hazardous situation" in Israel and Gaza.

It first imposed the ban on Tuesday, then renewed it at 1615 GMT with a Notice to Airmen, or NOTAM, that it said would be updated "within 24 hours." The decision means US airlines will avoid Israeli skies for a second day, pending a decision in Washington on whether to lift a ban on all US flights there due to escalation in Gaza.