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Bahrain's first official government delegation headed to Israel on Wednesday on the first Gulf Air commercial flight to Tel Aviv. Image Credit: AP

Dubai:  Bahrain's first official government delegation headed to Israel on Wednesday on the first Gulf Air commercial flight to Tel Aviv, as the two countries look to broaden cooperation after establishing formal ties in September in a U.S.-brokered accord.

Gulf Air flight GF972 - a reference to Israel's country telephone code - took off from Manama airport Wednesday morning heading to Tel Aviv, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.