After many international air carriers suspended or scaled back flights to and from Tel Aviv, hundreds of foreign nationals are stuck in Israel and waiting for their flights out of the country currently at war with the Hamas terror organization
Tourists from across the globe remain stranded at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday after their flights were canceled, but instead of complaining they banded together to pray.
In a video circulating on social media, dozens of tourists could be seen standing together hand in hand in an airport hall, loudly praying for Israel.
Just two days before Hamas began its surprise attack on Israel with a murderous rampage through multiple Jewish settlements, thousands of Evangelical Christians from over 90 nations joined the 68th annual Jerusalem March to show their love and support for the Jewish state.
On Monday, Hamas fired a barrage of rockets toward the greater Tel Aviv area, sending scores of travelers and tourists running to the airport’s bunkers as one rocket struck an open area close to the airport.
There were no reports of injuries or damage.
About half of the planned flights at Ben-Gurion Airport did not operate on Sunday and a third were canceled on Monday, according to Reuters.
United Airlines and American Airlines suspended direct flights to Israel, while Delta Air Lines announced it would cancel flights to and from Israel until the end of this month.
European airline carriers, including Germany's Lufthansa and Air France, also canceled flights.
Meanwhile, Israeli airline companies El Al and Arkia scheduled additional flights in order to transport thousands of Israelis back home, many of whom were called up for military reserve duty.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.