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Fighter jets scream over Jerusalem in Memorial Day practice run

Israeli fighter jets are zooming over Jerusalem throughout the day as they train for a flyover that will take place tomorrow during Memorial Day, the military says.

Residents of the capital can expect to see low-flying aircraft during these practice runs.

Ordinarily, the air force holds its annual flyby on Independence Day, but in light of the coronavirus pandemic the military has changed its plans. Instead, a number of fighter jets will fly over the Mount Herzl military cemetery as a “salute” during the national memorial ceremonies.

On Independence Day, four aerial acrobatic planes will fly over the country’s hospitals as a show of support for the nation’s healthcare professionals.

Video shows those jets as well practicing over the Tel Aviv area.

— Judah Ari Gross

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