Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Delta, United Suspend Flights To Israel
Delta, United and US Airways have canceled all flights to Israel and have suspended service until further notice, after a Hamas rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport,damaging a house and wounding an Israeli.
A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.
“We are suspending operations to/from Tel Aviv until further notice,” said United Spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm. “We are working with government officials to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees and will continue to evaluate the situation."
There are plenty of other carriers still servicing Israel, including the legendary El Al, so those of you who are traveling to Israel have alternatives. Actually, I can't imagine why anyone flying to Israel would choose any other carrier than El Al, for sheer safety and amenities if nothing else.
But now you know yet another reason Hamas must be utterly defeated, and why Israel is insisting on retaining control of the Jordan Valley so the Arabs who identify themselves as Palestinians can't get their hands on the same sort of toys Hamas is using.
It's also a very good argument in general against 'Palestine' as a state...especially since Fatah and Hamas have now dropped the pretense and are partnered up.