Israel on Monday closed Gaza international airport for the second time since the start of the deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest almost four weeks ago, Palestinian civil aviation officials said.
"The Israelis informed us that they have closed the airport," airport director Suleiman Abu Halib said.
A Royal Jordanian flight was due to leave in about an hour, but the airline announced to passengers that it had been cancelled, said an AFP correspondent at the airport.
The Palestinian airport at Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip was first closed October 8 but flights resumed on October 19 following the Sharm el-Sheikh summit in Egypt aimed at quelling the wave of unrest – GAZA CITY (AFP)
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