Soldiers of Israeli Defence Force were caught on video dancing with Palestinians to the tune of the popular Gangnam Style. The video had since been viral and the dance craze had its new name: Israeli Gangnam Style.
Truthloader YouTube Page Soldiers of Israeli Defence Force danced with Palestinians to the tune of Gangnam Style
The said video, where the IDF soldiers were shown enjoyably dancing with the Palestinians, was recorded from an Arab wedding happening in Hebron.
Hebron is one of the cities located just within distance from the capital city of Israel. Hebron is inhabited by mostly Arab residents and a small society of Jewish Israelis.
The IDF soldiers were reportedly patrolling Hebron when they heard Psy's Gangnam Style being played inside a bar where Palestinians were celebrating. The soldiers entered the bar and join the guests as they danced.
As seen from the video, one IDF soldier, still wearing his uniform, helmet, and was carrying weapon was lifted on the shoulder by one of the Palestinians. The IDf soldier being carried then enjoyably danced as crowd cheers loudly.
The IDF soldiers filmed belong to an IDF elite group, the Givati Brigade.
"Givati soldiers were the first to use the Tar-21 Tavor assault rifle. Givati is the main infantry brigade stationed near the Gaza Strip. They are in charge of fighting terrorism in the area, along with other IDF forces. In January 2005, the Chief of Staff honored Givati's reconnaissance battalion with a Medal of Distinguished Service for its work in Gaza," according to the IDF official Web site.
IDF soldiers had always been in controversy for such "surprising" behaviours since most of them are young boys and girls who had just reached the age of 18 but are compelled to serve in the army for three years.
According to a report from The Jerusalem Post, the bar where the wedding was being held was known to be a favourite place of a pro-Hamas family. Hence, there is a big threat to the young IDF soldiers dancing with the Palestinians.
In recent reports, the IDF had already suspended the soldiers involved.
"The IDF views this as a serious incident. The soldiers exposed themselves to unnecessary danger and were disciplined accordingly," according to a spokesman for the IDF.