Valin Posted July 22, 2014 Share Posted July 22, 2014 Times of Israel: Ricky Ben-David, Itamar Sharon and Lazar Berman July 22, 2014 Two Israeli soldiers were killed on Monday afternoon, the 14th day of Operation Protective Edge, in battles with Hamas in Gaza, the IDF said overnight, and another was killed on Tuesday morning, bringing the IDF death toll to 28. US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are in the region, but a ceasefire does not appear close. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the operation will continue until sustained quiet is achieved for Israel and Hamas’s terrorist capabilities greatly degraded. IDF-Hamas fighting in Gaza remains intensive, Hamas is still trying to carry out attacks in Israel through tunnels, and rockets are still being fired. The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold (Snip) 20:29 FAA statement on US flights to and from IsraelThe US Federal Aviation Administration bars flights to Israel Tuesday evening for 24 hours, citing security concerns. Here is the statement the FAA released: At 12:15 EST on July 22, 2014, the FAA issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) informing U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning of July 22, 2014. The NOTAM applies only to U.S. operators, and has no authority over foreign airlines operating to or from the airport. The FAA immediately notified U.S. carriers when the agency learned of the rocket strike and informed them that the agency was finalizing a NOTAM. “The FAA will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation. Updated instructions will be provided to U.S. airlines as soon as conditions permit, but no later than 24 hours from the time the NOTAM went into force. – Raphael Ahren Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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