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SAS resumes flights from Stockholm to Tel Aviv

TT/The Local/pvs · 25 Jul 2014, 10:25

Published: 25 Jul 2014 10:25 GMT+02:00

SAS operates five flights per week from Scandinavia to Tel Aviv - three from Copenhagen and two from Stockholm. The next direct flight from Stockholm is scheduled to depart on Monday.

Norwegian, the only other airline plying the route from Stockholm, has advised that anyone with reservations for flights up to and including August 3rd can re-book without penalty. The airline furthermore advised that its Friday flights to and from Copenhagen have been cancelled.

Around 270 passengers were stranded Tel Aviv this week after SAS and Norwegian decided to suspend flights to the city due to safety concerns.

A rocket struck near Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Tuesday, prompting a slew of international airlines to cancel all flights to and from the airport on Wednesday. Israeli authorities meanwhile maintained that it was safe to land in Tel Aviv.

The death toll in Gaza passed 800 on Friday, according to a BBC report. Of the figure 35 are reported to be Israeli, the remainder are Palestinians with the vast majority being civilians.

The conflict, which began on July 8th, showed no signs of abating as Palestinian leaders called for a "day of anger" on Friday.

Some 10,000 protesters marched from Ramallah towards East Jerusalem in the West Bank on Thursday. At least two Palestinians died and over 200 were wounded after the march clashed with Israeli military, the BBC reported.

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Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt described the situation as "bleak".

"With Hamas rockets that now stopping much civil air traffic to and from the vital Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, and an increasingly brutal Israeli offensive in Gaza, the situation where extraordinarily bleak," he said in a recent blog post.

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