United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines issue travel waivers for a host of flights to Ben Gurion Airport after Hamas claimed it had fired rockets at Israel's only port of entry; United spokeswoman says company will 'monitor the situation
United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines have canceled flights between the United States and Tel Aviv, according to data by flight tracker FlightAware, amid an escalating conflict in Israel.
Israel said it killed 16 members of the Hamas armed wing in Gaza in a barrage on Wednesday and Palestinian militants rained rockets into Israel in one of their most intense hostilities in years.
United Airlines said it had canceled flights from Chicago and Newark to Tel Aviv on May 11 and flights from San Francisco and Newark on May 12.
"We have issued a travel waiver to allow customers to adjust their travel through May 25 and will continue to monitor the situation," a United spokeswoman said.
A spokesman for Delta, which flies to Tel Aviv from New York's John F. Kennedy International (JFK) airport, said it has issued a travel wavier for flights between May 11 and 13 and has "no determination about resumption at this juncture".
American Airlines, which also flies to Tel Aviv from JFK, did not immediately comment.