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Etihad making first known flight between UAE and Israel

A Muslim woman wears gloves and prays in east Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, overlooking the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque compound, which remains shut to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the holy month of Ramadan, Friday, May 1, 2020. Photo: AP/ Ariel Schalit. A Muslim woman wears gloves and prays in east Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, overlooking the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque compound, which remains shut to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the holy month of Ramadan, Friday, May 1, 2020.

The Associated Press
Created: May 19, 2020 11:25 AM

Etihad Airways says it is flying aid for the Palestinians amid the coronavirus pandemic into Israel, marking the first known direct commercial flight between nations.

The Abu Dhabi-based, state-owned airline for the United Arab Emirates said the flight would take off Tuesday.

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