Israel’s national labor union shuts down Ben-Gurion airport, no incoming or outgoing flights.
The leader of the Israel Airports trade union, an influential Likud party member, has just announced that as part of the general strike taking place across the country, airport workers are shutting down Ben-Gurion Airport and not allowing flights to take off.
The strike was called on Monday by the country’s largest trade union grouping and could paralyze large swaths of Israel’s economy. Tens of thousands are expected to be affected by the flight changes.
Planes will for the moment still be able to land at Ben-Gurion Airport, outside the sprawling seaside metropolis of Tel Aviv.
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