Israeli Airline Operates First Commercial Flight Through Sudanese Airspace

Published November 8th, 2020 - 08:30 GMT
Israeli Airline Operates First Commercial Flight Through Sudanese Airspace
The plane will depart empty but will return the same day with 153 Ugandan citizens on board to study means of modern agriculture in Israel, as part of a special project in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Shutterstock)
Highlights
The flight will depart on Sunday from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to Uganda’s Entebbe Airport, for the first time since the Israeli-Sudanese normalization agreement.
El Al Israel Airlines announced on Friday operating its first commercial flight through the Sudanese airspace.
 

The flight will depart on Sunday from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to Uganda’s Entebbe Airport, for the first time since the Israeli-Sudanese normalization agreement.

 

The plane will depart empty but will return the same day with 153 Ugandan citizens on board to study means of modern agriculture in Israel, as part of a special project in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

A police spokesman said the trip, which usually takes five hours, will only take 30 minutes thanks to passing through Sudanese airspace.

 

Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said the “Abraham Accords” represent a conceptual shift in the Arab region.

 

During his meeting with EU ambassadors in Israel, Gantz urged Palestinians to join these accords and reach an agreement on the presence of “Israeli and Palestinian entities” but without Israel’s withdrawal from June 1967 borders.

 

These accords represent actual change in the chance to achieve peace, as well as in economic and security opportunities.

 

He called on Palestinians no to waste this chance to avoid lagging behind.

 

The fact that the PA has been seeking to obtain loans from Europe instead of receiving its tax funds affects all Palestinians, he stressed.

 

It is noteworthy that the US-brokered Abraham Accords is the normalization agreement signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Sep. 15, 2020.

 

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