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Airspace closures throughout the Middle East ground, divert flights as Iran launches drone attack on Israel

The El Al plane is seen at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on December 31, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Mideast airspace closures grounded and diverted flights Saturday as Iran launched drones toward Israel.

United Airlines, which resumed service to Tel Aviv early last month after suspending flights with Israel following the Hamas attacks in October, canceled its Newark-Tel Aviv flight on Saturday after Israel closed its airspace. Jordan and Iraq have also closed their airspace, according to Jordanian state media Al Mamlaka.

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