(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Heavy fog delayed flights leaving Ben-Gurion International Airport and forced incoming flights to land in airports in Amman, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey on Tuesday morning.
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Airport authorities were requesting that travelers check the status of their flights prior to setting out for the airport.
The fog was expected to lift at approximately 11:00 AM on Tuesday.
The delays in departures and arrivals began early on Tuesday morning, around 2:00 AM.
Thousands of travelers who had their flights delayed were stranded at Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday.