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Several US airlines cancel flights to Israel due to Gaza rockets

Several US airlines have announced the cancellation of flights to Israel as rocket fire from Gaza targeting areas near Ben Gurion Airport persists.

United Airlines says it canceled flights from Chicago and Newark to Tel Aviv yesterday and from San Francisco and Newark to Tel Aviv today.

American Airlines says it has canceled an evening flight from New York to Tel Aviv today and from Tel Aviv to New York tomorrow.

Both airlines say they will waive change fees for customers on flights through May 25 due to the ongoing violence.

Delta Airlines says it has canceled flights to and from New York and Tel Aviv today. A spokesman tells The New York Times that the airline is “monitoring the situation” and has not yet decided when flights will resume.

Israel’s national airline El Al, on the other hand, says it will continue operating flights as scheduled but that customers who booked their flights before May 19 can alter them without incurring a change fee.

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