There will be no letter from Sderot today by our Israeli correspondent MC. He says he has been losing too much sleep writing all those updates from the border with Gaza.
In the meantime, the continuous rain of rockets from Gaza has impacted international air travel to Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Here’s what The New York Times reported a little while ago:
F.A.A. Bans U.S. Airline Flights to Tel Aviv for 24 Hours
Major American airlines stopped flying to Israel on Tuesday after a rocket fell near Ben-Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv, and the Federal Aviation Administration told the carriers not to fly to Tel Aviv for 24 hours.
All three United States carriers with service to Israel — Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways — said they had temporarily suspended their flights. The move highlighted the impact of the conflict in Gaza on the Israeli economy at the height of the summer tourism season.
It also came at a time when airlines around the globe appeared to be much more sensitive about the risks of flying over conflict areas, following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine last week.
For the moment, European airlines are still operating their flights. British Airways, for instance, said it “continues to operate as normal” and is monitoring the situation closely.
However, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff reports that Lufthansa has also banned flights to Ben-Gurion.