The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended all U.S. flights to Israel for at least 24 hours.
The official advisory Thursday came not long after two major U.S. airlines — Delta and American — decided to suspend their flights to Israel independent of FAA instructions. Earlier Tuesday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed about one mile from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. According to the Associated Press, the rocket damaged a house and injured one in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb.
The FAA advisory reads:
The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning ... [and] applies only to U.S. operators, and has no authority over foreign airlines operating to or from the airport
After the rocket landed near the airport, Delta diverted a flight en route to Tel Aviv and landed the plane in Paris. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory Monday for Americans in Israel. "The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens consider the deferral of non-essential travel to Israel and the West Bank and reaffirms the longstanding strong warning to U.S. citizens against any travel to the Gaza Strip," the notice read.