Missteps for Israeli soldiers: Suspended for dancing in Hebron hall


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers seen in a video dancing with Palestinian men in a West Bank dance hall were suspended from duty.

The video, which aired this week on Israel Channel 2, shows the soldiers in full military gear, including bulletproof vests and helmets, in a Hebron hall. The incident reportedly occurred on Monday.

Channel 2 reported that the soldiers were suspended until the end of an investigation into the incident.

The Israel Defense Forces said “the soldiers exposed themselves to unnecessary danger and were disciplined accordingly,” according to The Associated Press.

On patrol duty, the soldiers reportedly entered the hall when they heard the song “Gangham Style.”

The video shows them dancing with Palestinian partygoers. One soldier is lifted on the dancers’ shoulders with his arms locked with a Palestinian.






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