Airspace closures across the Middle East have diverted flights as Iran launches a drone attack on Israel

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

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A closure of airspace across the Middle East led to the suspension and diversion of flights on Saturday after Iran launched drones toward Israel.

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

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