Commander says airport is “target of attack” for the day
The armed wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group that dominates Gaza has warned airlines to avoid Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, threatening to aim more of its rockets at it.
More missiles were fired by both sides this morning, with Israel’s strikes in Gaza killing a number of people. In a statement, a Hamas commander said the group had “decided to respond to the Israeli aggression” by making the airport a “target of attack” for the day.
This is not the first time the airport has been a target, with Hamas firing a rocket in its direction earlier in the crisis, but there were no casualties.
[pictured: Ben Gurion International Airport, Terminal 3]