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Exceptional flights will connect Israel to Qatar during the World Cup

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Flights will exceptionally connect Israel and Qatar, two countries with no diplomatic relations, on the occasion of the Football World Cup which begins on Sunday in the Gulf country, indicated this Friday, November 18 to AFP the Tus Airways airline.

FIFA announced last week the launch of direct charter flights during the World Cup (from November 20 to December 18) but without giving details on the terms of these connections.

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On Friday, the Cypriot airline Tus Airways told AFP that it had received the green light from the Qatar civil aviation authority to operate six direct flights from Tel Aviv to Doha and six others in the opposite direction.

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The first flight will leave Sunday morning from Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, said an official of the Cypriot air carrier, adding that the flights would stop as soon as the football tournament was over.

An Israeli diplomatic delegation has also arrived in Qatar to provide consular services to nationals sent back for the World Cup.

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Qatar had been the first Gulf state to establish trade relations with Israel in 1996, but in 2000 the Jewish state’s trade office in Qatar was closed and relations between the two countries were permanently severed in 2009. against the backdrop of the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip.

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Qatar supports Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist movement that controls the Gaza enclave under blockade.

FIFA said last week that direct flights between Israel and Qatar would be open to Palestinian fans, a provision subject to “Israeli security rules and operational capabilities”.

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The organization had claimed that details would be data ” on time “ but the conditions of Palestinian access to these flights remain unclear. In normal times, apart from residents of East Jerusalem, a Palestinian area annexed by Israel, very few Palestinians have access to Tel Aviv airport.

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