The IAF Air Control unit identified on early Wednesday morning a suspicious object in the sky above Ben Gurion Airport, alerting fighter jets to rush to the site. Shortly after the jets were scrambled, it turned out to have been a false alarm.
An IDF source commented to Walla that protocol requires quick response to all alerts, to counter even the remote possibility of a real threat.
Ben Gurion Airport was closed down for the duration of the incident. As a result, many flights will be experiencing short delays throughout the day today.