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UPDATE: Flight Ban to Israel Lifted

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UPDATE: July 24

The FAA ban on U.S. airlines flying in and out of Israel's main airport is now lifted.

The FAA says the Israeli government is doing enough to ensure flights are safe.

Now, the three U.S. airlines that fly to Israel will need to decide what they want to do.

United says it will start flying there again, but Delta and US Airways, the other two American carriers, have not announced when they will resume flights.

The ban was put in place Tuesday after a Hamas rocket strike in a nearby neighborhood.

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July 22

Following another rocket strike, all American flights are being told not to fly anywhere near Tel Aviv.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Israel is considered a "no-fly zone" for at least 24 hours. 

The European Aviation Safety Agency also strongly recommends that airlines stay away from Tel Aviv. 

The Hamas rocket destroyed at least four homes. It's the first time a Hamas rocket has successfully hit the Tel Aviv area.

One of the family's had just left home minutes before it hit.

When they returned, there was debris in their living rooms, bedrooms, and even a baby's crib.

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt trying to negotiate a peace deal in Gaza.

"Hamas has a fundamental choice to make and it is a choice that will have a profound impact for the people of Gaza."

The death toll in the conflict continues to rise. More than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have been killed in the 2 week conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas fighters.

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