IAF flyover
IAF flyover Eliran Aharon

As part of this year's Independence Day celebrations, Israel Air Force aircraft will fly over hospitals around the country.

Four Texan II T-6s will perform aerobatics, saluting the hospital staffs and the healthcare system, which is at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus.

The usual annual flyovers will not take place, in order to prevent crowds of people from gathering to watch.

On Monday, the Air Force will practice the aerobatics, and Israelis may notice unusual plane activity overhead.

The IDF has requested that the public adhere to Health Ministry guidelines and refrain from holding gatherings. On Independence Day itself, flyovers will be streamed live and shown on the media.