Ben Gurion flight paths rerouted due to Iron Dome

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The flight path of planes to and from Ben Gurion Airport have been rerouted from regular takeoff and landing paths to protect them from Iron Dome.

The paths were rerouted to avoid being hit if the Iron Dome anti-missile system is deployed to 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.

Ben Gurion is located near Tel Aviv in the city of Lod. An Iron Dome battery was deployed to the Tel Aviv area on Nov. 17 and has intercepted numerous rockets since then. — jta