A new video appeared on the website for Channel 2 Tuesday that showed female IDF
soldiers dancing partially nude, in the latest addition to the scandal that
erupted last week when pictures of female soldiers were distributed posing
scantily clad with guns, creating a frenzy with the international
The soldiers’ faces were exposed in the recording and they could
be seen dancing provocatively in front of the camera half-nude with a gun being
used in the fashion of a stripper’s pole.
According to Channel 2, the
recording was distributed on social media networks over the past two
The person seemingly recording the video can be heard saying she
would upload the footage onto Facebook and “tag” those who appear in
Last week, a group of female Israeli soldiers were disciplined after
photographs of the soldiers posing in their underwear with guns, and with combat
helmets (but little else) were uploaded to Facebook.
No word yet on what
punishment was meted out. Officials said the base conducted educational lectures
in hopes of keeping soldiers from repeating the social media faux
The incident was not the first in which the IDF has been chastised
for inappropriate Internet conduct. In 2010, a male soldier was filmed lewdly
dancing around a blindfolded Palestinian woman. In February, a male Golani
Brigade soldier was reprimanded for posting pictures on Instagram of himself
mishandling weapons while in uniform.