European safety agency to recommend airlines avoid Tel Aviv

A runway agent guides an Air France airliner on June 9, 2014 at Lille's airport (AFP Photo/Denis Charlet) (AFP/File)

Paris (AFP) - Europe's air safety watchdog said Tuesday it would recommend that all European airlines avoid Tel Aviv after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the city's international airport.

The European Aviation Safety Agency told AFP it would issue a "strong recommendation to avoid until further notice Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport."