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Thousands Watch Israeli Paratroopers in Exhibition of Precision Jumping off Tel Aviv

Tens of thousands of Tel Aviv residents lined the seashore today to watch a display of precision jumping by an Army paratroop brigade which, for the first time, included 36 girl soldiers.

The occasion was Paratroop Day. Premier Golda Meir was in the crowd. Last night she addressed the paratroopers in Ramat Gan park. “I know there is still no peace,” she said, “but I feel secure. If it is our fate to be recruited and alerted in every corner of our land, it is good to know that you and your comrades are manning the borders.”

The jumpers demonstrated free style and controlled drops into the sea.