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Israel to Display New Arms and Captured Weapons in Independence Day Parade

March 28, 1968
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Brand new weapons of an as yet undisclosed nature and weapons captured from the Arabs during the Six-Day war, topped off by a Russian-type SA-2 missile taken intact in the Sinai Desert, will highlight Israel’s Independence Day parade here on May 2, it was announced today. The parade, the largest in the country’s 20 years of independence, will begin in East Jerusalem and end in West Jerusalem. According to senior officers at military headquarters, 3,000 infantrymen and armored columns will participate in the parade while the Air force will stage fly-overs, for the first Lime in the skies over Jerusalem. An official reviewing stand will be set up on what was formerly known as ammunition. Mt. near Shoafat in Northeast Jerusalem. Thirty-thousand seats will be erected for tourists and 12,000 will he reserved for the families of fallen soldiers.

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