Departures from Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport
largely ground to a halt Thursday after a routine check found fuel
supplies had been contaminated, according to an airport
Reuters reports that only flights which had landed at Tel Aviv
with enough fuel to reach their next destination were being allowed
to take off. Airport spokesperson Adar Avisar said it was not yet
known how the fuel became contaminated, or what the contaminant
was. He did say that no planes in the air had been ordered to land
due to the situation.
Flights to Ben-Gurion were being diverted to Cyprus for fuel,
according to Israeli media.