Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, August 21, 2022
Airports authority says planned flights for Palestinians from Eilat airport delayed
The Israel Airports Authority announces that planned flights for West Bank Palestinians out of Ramon airport near Eilat have been delayed.
“When a date is selected we will update the media and the public,” a statement from the airports authority says, without giving a reason for the delay.
The planned flights by a pair of Turkish companies — which were due to begin later this month — marked a shift in Israeli policy, and would allow Palestinians to travel to Turkey without having to fly from Jordan or obtain a hard-to-come-by entry permit into Israel to fly from Ben Gurion Airport.