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WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted its ban on all US flights in and out of Israel late Wednesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized and was suspicious of the ban saying it was a means by the Obama administration to launch an economic boycott on Israel, in order to force a ceasefire in Gaza.
"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its US government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation," the FAA said. "The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions as necessary."
The FAA instituted a 24-hour prohibition Tuesday in response to a rocket strike that landed about a mile from the airport. -- Source
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