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Israel Airports Authority denies Ben Gurion Airport closed

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A spokesperson for the Israel Airports Authority denies reports that the Ben Gurion International Airport has been closed to incoming and outgoing flights.

“Planes are landing and taking off from Ben Gurion,” he says.

According to the spokesperson, two planes were initially diverted to the Ramon Airport north of Eilat, but were then permitted to land at Ben Gurion Airport as planned.

Ben Gurion Airport has been closed to incoming commercial flights since May 13 in light of rocket attacks at central Israel from the Gaza Strip, with flights being diverted to Ramon Airport.

Travelers at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
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