Hamas Spokesman: We Are Targeting Ben Gurion Airport

Image: Hamas Spokesman: We Are Targeting Ben Gurion Airport An Israeli ELAL aircraft takes off from Ben Gurion Airport on July 22. (Abir Sultan/EPA/Landov)

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 07:44 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
After dodging the question a day earlier, Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan told CNN on Wednesday that the group is indeed targeting Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with rocket attacks.

"Well, in fact, in this fight, Ben Gurion Airport is used by military agents, so it's targeted because it's used by the Israeli air forces," Hamdan said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

The FAA on Tuesday placed a 24-hour ban on U.S. planes landing in Tel Aviv after a Hamas rocket exploded about a mile from Ben Gurion. The ban was extended for another 24 hours Wednesday. Most European airlines also have declined to land there.

Blitzer had asked Hamdan the same question on Tuesday, but Hamdan changed the subject.

Israel has asked the FAA to lift the ban, insisting the airport is safe. Conservatives, including former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, have agreed, saying the ban hurts the country's economy, which is largely based on tourism.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew into Tel Aviv for a short stay in a move aimed at solidarity with Israel. He flew in aboard El Al, Israel's national airline.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jim Gilmore: Obama Should Appoint a Real Ebola Czar

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 19:40 PM

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says President Barack Obama should immediately pull his choice of Ron Klain as the nati . . .

Sen. Marco Rubio Will Propose Ebola Travel Ban

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 19:20 PM

With calls increasing for a ban on travel to the United States from countries ravaged by the Ebola virus, Florida Republ . . .

Apple's Profit Bulges on IPhone, Mac Sales; IPad Sales Fall

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 18:43 PM

Apple Inc. forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the stron . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved