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Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza

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Major US, European and Canadian airlines canceled flights to and from Israel Tuesday, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv. 

Planes of German airline Lufthansa wait on the airfield at Duesseldorf International airport, March 13, 2014, in Germany

The cancelations highlighted heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting a passenger jet in the wake of last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 on board.

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