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Heads up: Israeli Air Force to hold major exercise over country next week

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An Israeli Air Force soldier directs an F-35 fighter jets during a surprise exercise, 'Galilee Rose,' in February 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)
An Israeli Air Force soldier directs an F-35 fighter jets during a surprise exercise, 'Galilee Rose,' in February 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

From Sunday through Thursday, heavy aerial activity will be observed as the Israeli Air Force will be holding a major drill over the country, the military says.

At the same time, ground troops will be holding exercises in the Menashe Regional Council, Wadi Ara, and Jezreel Valley regions, the Israel Defense Forces says.

The drills are part of the widescale “Chariots of Fire” exercise, the military’s largest in decades.

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