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Heavy air pollution on Sunday caused disruptions at airports throughout Israel.
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Haifa Airport was closed because of poor visibility in the area. On Saturday, three flights were canceled and the passengers were transferred to alternative buses.
In addition, planes not certified for landing were not permitted to land at Sde Dov airport in Tel Aviv. However, most flights will continue as normal.
Ben Gurion Airport was operating on a regular schedule without disruptions.
The heavy air pollution caused a high concentration of dangerous particles in the atmosphere.
The National Parks Authority advised those with heart problems, children and pregnant women to avoid heavy physical activity.
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The air pollution was expected to disperse in the afternoon after rain
in the north was expected to spread throughout the country.
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