Students in the ninth-through-12th grades at the Neve Shmuel Yeshiva High School. in the Judean city of Efrat, south of Jerusalem, put up an Israeli flag measuring 10 meters by 20 meters for Independence Day on the fence of the school's tennis courts facing Highway 60. The flag was made over a few days as part of a competition to make the biggest flag and put it in the most original place. Other flags of similar sizes were put up on other yeshiva walls.
Ohad Weinberg, who manages the yeshiva - part of the Ohr Torah network of religious schools founded by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin- dormitory, said, "By putting up the flags outside, we emphasize the value of our being in Israel and our national pride."