Photo Credit: Flash 90
Israels at the Tel Aviv beach in winter clothes and watching Israeli Air Force plans in the annual Yom Ha'Atzmaut aerial show.

Snow fell on Yom Ha’Atzmaut on the Hermon for the first time in 32 years Thursday, and rain from the Northern Negev to the Galilee doused thousands of barbecues.

The unusual weather did not stop the Israel Air Force from carrying out its annual aerial flights over the entire country, from Eilat in the south to the northern border.

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Approximately 140,000 visited national parks, holding on their hats on their way.

Gale force winds howled in the Galilee and in higher elevations in the Hebron Hills. During the day, heavy rain fell on several areas, including Gush Etzion and as far south as Kiryat Gat, 27 miles north of Be’er Sheva.

The annual air show featured old Beechcraft prop planes and modern F-15 jets.

President Reuven Rivlin awarded at his official residence in Jerusalem 120 soldiers for their distinguished service.

The IDF opened Arm, Navy and Air Force bases for visitors.

Fireworks at the Knesset – as usual. (Flash 90)
Israel Air Force planes fly over Jerusalem on Thursday, Yom Ha’Atzmaut.
Neither rain nor wind will stay Israelis from their BBQ (mangal) on Yom Ha’Atzmaut.
Surfer braves the cold, wind and rain as Israel Air Force planes fly over the Tel Aviv beaches.
Girls dance with the national flag to celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut.
An Israeli hobby on Yom Ha’Atzmaut – hitting each other over the head with a plastic hammer.
Prime Minister and Sara Netanyahu with soldiers awarded for distinguished service.
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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

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