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IDF Tik Tok’s in Hebron

July 6, 2010 - 8:19 AM | by: Yonat Friling

Israeli soldiers may have to face the music, after a video of them dancing made it onto YouTube.

The video “Batallion 50 Rock the Hebron Casbah” shows six dancing Nahal Brigade soldiers, armed and wearing bulletproof vests, patrolling the streets of the Palestinian city of Hebron, as a Muslim call to prayer is heard. Then the music changes and they break into a Macarena-like dance to the tunes of “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha.

The city of Hebron has been a center of conflict and tension between Jewish Settlers and the local Palestinian residents.

The video was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, and quickly spread across Facebook pages and blogs. By late afternoon on Monday, the video was removed by those who uploaded it, but local Israeli TV channels have aired it several times.

The military called the video a “stunt” and said the troops’ commanders have been informed. Some critics called for a harsher punishment for the soldiers, claiming this harms the image of the Israeli Army. But some call it a funny sketch made by 18 year-old men.

This is not the only video that was made by Israeli soldiers to hit the internet. Just search for “funny, ” “Israeli soldiers” and you’ll find many more.

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