Airlines cancel flights to Israel over continued violence in region

Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa and British Airways have canceled flights to the area, CNN reported. The flights were for Wednesday through Friday, but may resume for some of the airlines over the weekend.  

Tension in the region has escalated and is being described as the worst violence between the nations since 2014. BNC Foreign Affairs Correspondent Nayyera Haq said Israeli police attacked Palestinians who gathered to celebrate Ramadan.  

The clashes and tension between the two groups escalated. Israeli media reported the country’s military approved ground assaults into Gaza. According to BBC, 119 people have been killed in Gaza, and eight in Israel since the violence began Monday.  

President Joe Biden faces pressure from American politicians to respond to the violence. Republicans are calling for a bolder backing of Israel, and Democratic Progressives are growing critical of Israel for human rights violations.  

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