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Astronaut Sees Israeli-Gaza Conflict from Space

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:08 +0000

Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The death, destruction and chaos from the Israeli-Gaza conflict has been captured in striking photos on the ground, but even astronauts can see the fighting as it unfolds.

Alexander Gerst, a European astronaut working at the International Space Station, captured a photo of rocket fire and explosions apparently being exchanged between Israeli and Gaza as the ISS flew over the region Wednesday night.

“My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel,” he wrote from hundreds of miles above Earth.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Wednesday that it has not lifted its ban against travel to or from Tel Aviv’s international airport and will prohibit travel there for an additional 24 hours.

The list of airlines that chose to follow the American air agency’s guidelines extended past the U.S., with Air Canada, Lufthansa, German Wings and Air France canceling their scheduled flights in addition to US Airways, Delta and United. 


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