Historic flight between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The "peace" flight between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi was operated.
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Today, August 31, 2020, the first commercial flight between the United Arab Emirates and Israel was operated. It was a historic flight, also known as the "peace" flight that linked Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi.
Through this flight, the diplomatic ties between the 2 countries and the peace agreement concluded on August 13, 2020 were validated. In mid-August, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations after a long period of conflict. .
The United Arab Emirates became the third state in the Middle East to recognize Israel as an independent state since its inception in 3. On Saturday, the United Arab Emirates repealed a law blocking Israel since 1948, and earlier this month two countries have opened, for the first time, the first direct telephone services.
Another historic moment was the fact that the Boeing 737-900 EL AL aircraft, which operated flight LY971, was able to cross the airspace of Saudi Arabia. We remind you that Saudi airspace is normally closed to Israeli aircraft.
The flight was operated by the Boeing 737-900 4X-EHD EL AL aircraft
Representatives of the United States and Israel were on board, including White House chief adviser Jared Kushner (Donalt Trump's son-in-law) and Israeli national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat.
The flight was operated by the Boeing 737-900 4X-EHD EL AL aircraft, equipped with a high-performance missile defense system - Direct IR Countermeasures (DIRCM).
In terms of peace, there is also Palestine, which does not accept the conditions of peace imposed by the United States. Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official, said on Twitter: "Peace is not an empty word used to normalize crime and oppression. Peace is the result of justice. Peace is not made by denying Palestine's right to exist and by imposing an apartheid regime. Apartheid is what Netanyahu says by "peace for peace."