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First direct flight from Israel to the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi

Source : 112 Ukraine

US and Israeli officials on board Boeing 737-900
20:40, 31 August 2020

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August 31, Israel for the first time in history opened air traffic with the United Arab Emirates. Officials from Israel and the United States were on board, as The Times of Israel news agency reported.

It is noted that the Boeing 737-900 at 11:21 took off from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv in the direction of Abu Dhabi. The flight was operated by the Israeli airline El Al.

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High-ranking officials from the United States and Israel were on board. The American delegation included, among others, US President's National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. The Israeli delegation was represented by the national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat.

As we reported before, paramilitary of Hezbollah said on Saturday that they shot down an Israeli drone that entered Lebanese airspace.

"The drone shot down near the border town of Aita al-Shaab is now in the possession of Hezbollah," the Iran-backed group said in a statement.

According to the news agency, on the same day, the Israeli military confirmed that one of their drones fell in Lebanon during the fighting along the border.

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