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Global airlines cancel flights to Israel

Several international airlines have cancelled flights to Israel following strikes at Ben-Gurion airport. 

Among those to cancel are Air Canada, Turkish Airlines, Finnair, Wizz Air, Etihad and Emirates, fearing that planes will not be able to take off back to the country they came from, according to Ynet.

The airport shutdown came after Israel’s largest trade union federation, Histadrut, called for strikes against the judicial overhaul. 

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Passengers wait for their flights during a strike at departures hall in Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv, on 27 March 2023 (AFP)