Archive: 4/16/2013
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  4/16/2013, Iyar 6, 5773

Samaria Community Displays Huge Flag Near Airport


For Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day and Yom Haatzmaut, Independence Day, the community of Beit Arye - Ofarim, has displayed a huge Israeli flag  that can be seen from the air.

The flag has been hoisted on a mast towering 18 meters high. Avi Naim, the head of the local community council stated, "We are expressing the independence of Israel after 65 years of existence. Everyone landing at the airport can see this national show pride from the air."

He also pointed to the strategic importance of their community, which is located in the western Benyamin region of Samaria. It is located 400 meters and commands a scenic view of the coast.