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Tel Aviv Municipality announced today (Monday) that it will hold a silent fireworks show on Independence Day.
This is with the intention of taking into account war victims and other populations that suffer from the noise, and still be able to celebrate according to tradition.
The decision was made after last year it was decided to cancel the show completely.
"We are happy to tell you that on the upcoming Independence Day the fireworks are back," reads the post published by the municipality on Facebook, "but quietly."
They added: "After last year the traditional fireworks were canceled in order to take into account all those who suffer from post-trauma, any kind of sensory sensitivity and also for the sake of the pets who are frightened by the noise - this year everyone will be able to enjoy a glamorous, colorful and elaborate show, but one that suits everyone. The silent fireworks are in our hands, see you on the stages ".
Fireworks show on Independence Day, last year (Photo: Reuven Castro)
In doing so, Tel Aviv joined Jerusalem, which announced about two weeks ago that for the first time the traditional fireworks displays would be replaced by silent fireworks.
Last year, municipalities and local councils across the country canceled fireworks displays on Independence Day.
Among them were Kiryat Ono, Hazor HaGalilit, Ramat Gan, Herzliya, Ra'anana, Eilat, Binyamina-Givat Ada, Shlomi, Meta Asher, Nahariya, Shlomi, Kiryat Motzkin, Pardes Hana-Karkur, Ramat Hasharon, Netivot and Ramla.
In Haifa it was decided to reduce "significantly" the fireworks shows.
The move received widespread support from many suffering from post-trauma caused during their military service, who called on more municipalities to join.
As of last year, there are approximately 5,000 combatants recognized by the Ministry of Defense living in Israel, but Israel estimates that the real number is much higher.
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