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El Al Airlines passenger plane parked at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Ben Gurion International Airport has been forced to change the arrival routes of incoming flights in response to someone blocking the use of GPS to navigate aircraft as they land, according to a report by Israel Hayom.

Israel has been hit by repeated cyberattacks in recent months, also Russia has in the past blocked GPS signals in the region.


The issue was cleared for publication in response to multiple complaints by residents of communities like Modi’in Illit, Hashmonaim, Lapid and Kfar Oranim, who have been hearing the roar of incoming aircraft at all times of the day – and night.

It’s not yet clear who is behind the attacks that forced the airport to change the approach route.

Meanwhile, in response air traffic controllers are currently using the instrument landing system (ILS) to guide the aircraft on their approaches to the airport.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.