By Miracle Esegha, Warri
Major airlines have suspended flights to Israel after the nation declared war following a massive attack by Hamas.
American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines suspended service as the US State Department issued travel advisories for the region, citing potential for terrorism and civil unrest, Associated Press reports.
A Palestinian group, Hamas, had launched its biggest attack on Israel early on Saturday, firing a barrage of rockets from Gaza and sending fighters across the border.
In response, Israel said it was on a war footing and began its own strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza on Sunday, hitting housing blocks, tunnels, a mosque, and the homes of Hamas officials in Gaza.
The fighting continued in several locations Monday morning. At least 700 people have reportedly been killed in Israel and more than 400 have been killed in Gaza.
A reports that the European Union, Russia, the United States, and Nigeria, among other nations, have called for a ceasefire and dialogue between Israel and Palestine over the renewed outbreak of hostilities between both countries.