First Flight Leaves Palestinian Airport
The first flight from the Palestinian international airport for nearly two weeks left for Cairo Thursday after Israel ended its closure of the facility, airport officials said.
A Palestinian Airlines plane carrying around 50 passengers left for Cairo, Egypt after a delay of some two hours, the officials told AFP.
It was the first flight from the Yasser Arafat International Airport in the south of the Gaza Strip since Israel shut it down on October 8, as part of a blockade of Palestinian territories amid a wave of violence which broke out late last month.
Other flights were scheduled to leave for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Jordanian capital Amman later Thursday, according to officials – GAZA CITY (AFP)
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