Watch: Huge Israeli flag spread over President's Residence

Giant flag in honor of Independence Day spread above President's Residence. Flag covers almost 5,000 square feet, weighs almost 600 pounds.

Orli Harari ,

Giant Israeli flag
Giant Israeli flag
President's Residence Spokesperson

The IDF's satellite unit, along with rappelling experts and textile manufacturers, today hung a huge Israeli flag on the roof of the Israeli president's residence in Jerusalem.

The flag was deployed on a surface area of ​​1,500 square meters (4,920 square feet) and weighs 270 kilograms (595 pounds). It was manufactured in a special printing press in a factory in for ten days of sewing and stitching, and was raised to the roof of the building to a height of about ten meters (32 feet) with cranes.

Chairman of the President’s Residence Harel Tubi, who oversaw the placing of the flag, said today that "We wanted to create this unique flag, viewed through the satellite from every point and angle, as an expression of pride and joy in this special time, the seventieth year of Israel, which fills one with Israeli pride over the years of creativity and activity in all fields.”

"We are very grateful to all the organizations that have helped us in this complex operation that required initiative and creativity alongside security and safety solutions, and hope that it will warm the hearts of many Israelis and Jews in the State of Israel and throughout the world."

The flag will be spread out on the roof until Jerusalem Day, and during the historic of Independence Day flight show will serve as a salute to the security forces in the seventieth year of the state.