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On Israel's Independence Day, only doctors walked the streets

29.04.2020 140 просмотров

Despite the strict observance of the quarantine, on April 28 and 29, Israel adequately celebrated the 72nd Independence Day.


The holiday began on Mount Herzl near Jerusalem with the hoisting of the national flag at half mast in mourning on the Day of Remembrance for the fallen in the wars for Israel and the victims of terrorism. Then 12 torches were lit in the memorial, symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel. The lighting ceremony was attended by 16 well-known Israeli citizens, representatives of various ethnic groups and faiths. 

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The theme of this year's festival, which took place in spite of the coronavirus epidemic, is the unification of Israeli society.

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Existing air group since 1973 The IDF performed aerobatic maneuvers in the skies over Tel Aviv in four Raytheon T-6 Texan II light turboprop aircraft. On the ground, they were watched by the staff of numerous hospitals - this is perhaps the only mass category of citizens who have permission to be outdoors, in open space. 

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Israelis continue to stay at home, although this is contrary to the national way of life: usually Independence Day is celebrated in parks, on the beaches and outside the city with massive outdoor festivities and picnics.

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The pilots specially built a flight route over the Ichilov, Wolfson, Sheba and Asuta hospitals located in Tel -Aviv, Tel Hashomer and Holon. 

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Over the past 12 months, the population of the country has increased by more than 180 thousand people.

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