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F-35 Jets Make Debut over Israel for Independence Day

Israelis celebrating their 69th Independence Day were in for a treat today, witnessing the public debut of the IDF's newest additions. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports on the flyovers performed by the American-made F-35 stealth fighters:

Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets soared above cities throughout Israel on Tuesday for the country’s annual Independence Day flyover, marking the first time the public got a look at the air force’s state of the art plane, considered the most advanced fighter in the world.

Taking part in the day’s main flyover, the three F-35 planes flew over the southern city of Beersheba to the Tel Nof air base before proceeding northeast to Jerusalem, where the jets grazed through the skies of the capital.

From Jerusalem, the F-35s continued north to Haifa by way of the Ramat David airbase, before flying south over Tel Aviv on their way back to their base in southern Israel.

Israelis celebrating Independence Day craned their necks skyward and took pictures and videos as the jets hurtled by overhead...

Tags: Video , Holidays , IDF

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