Alwaght- Saudi Arabia has granted for the first time permission for Air India flights headed to the Israeli entity to use its airspace.
Zionist media outlets say the decision, which will be implemented in March, means that the flights from New Delhi to Tel Aviv would be shortened by two and a half hours.
The Saudi regime had banned flights headed to the Israeli entity from using its airspace for 70 years. While it is no secret that private jets can fly from Saudi and other Persian Gulf airports to Israel, they could not use the direct route and had to make a stop-over in Amman airport first.
The move is seen as a nod to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's influence in the region, who is expected to land in the occupied West Bank on February 10. Last year, he became the first Indian premier to go to the Israeli entity on an official state visit.
But the decision also signifies warmer ties between the Israeli regime and Saudi Arabia, who have been linked to having increasingly covert relations over the last year.
This has been credited to the shakeup of Saudi domestic and foreign policy, spearheaded by the young and ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is using influential figures in the kingdom to prepare the public opinion to accept official ties with the Israeli regime.
Arab states led by Saudi Arabia are warming up to the Israeli regime at the expense of Palestinians who are struggling to liberate their lands, particularly the al-Aqsa Mosque-the third holiest site in Islam, currently under the occupation of the Israelis.