The IDF confirms the Air Force’s Independence Day flyover, a highlight during nationwide celebrations, will pass over the West Bank’s Hebron and Kiryat Arba, a Jewish enclave in the Palestinian city.
The Air Force releases a map showing it will pass over Kiryat Arba and the center of Hebron at around 2 p.m., after flying over Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Gush Etzion bloc.
The Air Force will open some bases to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Bennett’s Yamina party applauds the flyby over Hebron.
“We’re also celebrating independence in Judea and Samaria, together with hundreds of thousands of settlers who for the first time will be able to see the flyover above their homes,” Yamina says.
The planned move was previously condemned by some, including Meretz MK Mossi Raz, who called it “unnecessary and provocative.”