Independence Day (illustrative)
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On Monday and Tuesday, Israel celebrates its 66th year of independence. The day typically includes fireworks; official ceremonies for politicians and military personnel; air shows from the IAF; and, of course, barbecues - and 2014 is no exception.

Arutz Sheva would like to wish its readers a Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach - Happy Independence Day - and will be updating with photos from the many events across Israel throughout the day. 

Celebrating in the Shomron:

A bird's-eye view from IAF jets over Israel, from Arutz Sheva photographer Yissachar Raus:

Special IDF exercise in Judea (credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office) 

IDF Spokesperson's Office