Chad, a majority Muslim country, did not have any relations with Israel for over 40 years until contact was resumed in 2016.
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"The Iranians and Palestinians were upset about the trip and tried to stop it but failed."
Maiga's visit would be yet another diplomatic breakthrough for Israel with a Muslim-majority country.
In addition to the 10 killed peacekeepers, another 25 were injured.
This less circuitous route trimmed about an hour off the flight time from Chad’s capital of N’Djamena to Tel Aviv.
Ten peacekeepers were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday.
Comments come as Israel, Chad renew ties.
Footage of Netanyahu meeting Chadian President Idriss Debby in N'Djamena is sure to feature in the elections campaign as Netanyahu will underline the strong relations Israel has forged during his tenure with China, India, Latin America and Africa.
President Déby visited Israel last November, the first-ever such visit of the president of a Muslim-majority African country with whom Israel has had no relations.