The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its restriction barring U.S. airline flights from entering and leaving Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport late Wednesday night.
The cancellation went into effect at 11:45 p.m. ET.
“Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation,” the agency said in a press release.
“The FAA’s primary mission and interest are the protection of people traveling on U.S. airlines. The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions, as necessary,” the statement added.
The restrictions were initially implemented Tuesday after a rocket attack landed about one mile from the airport.
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