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Civil Airplanes Breakthrough Ramallah Skies Due to GPS-related Disruptions

Civil Airplanes Breakthrough Ramallah Skies Due to GPS-related Disruptions

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019 - 07:00
An Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner plane receives a water cannon statue upon its landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Tel Aviv- Asharq Al Awsat
Sources from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel revealed Monday that the positioning system is propelling hundreds of civil airplanes landing in Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv to break through Ramallah skies on low height.

This operation threatens with disasters, especially that it's being carried out without coordination with the Palestinians, they added.

A security source from Tel Aviv commented expressing his astonishment how the army command and the Israeli intelligence approved this procedure, adding that Israel is now in a tourism season in which more than 1,000 airplanes land daily.

For example, he continued, the total number of flights in Israel reached last June 1,291 flights. In case every airplane landing in Israel was to enter Ramallah at a low height in preparation to land in Tel Aviv then this would make it a target to missiles and bullets.

The Civil Aviation Authority said that it had to change the track of landing due to GPS-related disruptions in Israel and the Mediterranean Sea Region. Some hackers – believed to be affiliated with the hackers' company activated by Russia and its allies in the region – have managed to infiltrate the network in Israel, Greece and Cyprus in addition to other Arab states two weeks ago.

For this, the authority found it necessary to change the track of airplanes’ landing that has been ongoing for years.

Israeli security circles warned that this track is dangerous on the aviation safety in Israel, since it hasn’t been used even in emergencies.

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