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Ben Gurion flight paths rerouted due to Iron Dome

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The flight path of planes arriving at and departing from Ben Gurion Airport have been rerouted from regular takeoff and landing paths to protect them from Iron Dome.

The paths were rerouted in order to avoid being hit if the Iron Dome anti-missile system must intercept a rocket over central Israel, Ynet reported, citing Israel Defense Forces officer Itamar Abo, who is the former commander of an Iron Dome battery.

Passenger and cargo jets have been diverted.

Ben Gurion is located near Tel Aviv in the city of Lod. An Iron Dome battery was deployed to the Tel Aviv area on Saturday and has since intercepted at least four rockets. 

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