* FAA directs all US airlines to stop flying to Israel
* Israel protests decision, vows to continue its regular flight schedule
A Hamas missile that landed near Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday has forced some of the world's big airlines to suspend their flights to Israel.
Delta Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways are among the first airlines that came up with the decision to suspend flights to Israel following a rocket explosion close to Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday.
Following decision made by the three airlines, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) also notified all the US-based airlines to immediately suspend flights to Israel due to security concerns.
Moreover, Air France, Lufthansa and Alitalia (Italian airline) also announced to cancel flights to Israel.
Israel has complained about globally-known airlines cancelling their operations to its airports. El Al Israeli Airlines has continued its regular flight schedule despite growing concerns over safety.