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.

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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.

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