Thursday, August 29, 2013

IDF soldiers partying with Arabs in Hebron

Mike L.

The snippet below was written and published by JPost staff.
The Israel Defense Forces has launched an investigation after Israeli soldiers from the elite Givati Brigade were captured on camera dancing with young Palestinians at a club in the Jabara neighborhood of Hebron, Channel 2 reported Wednesday.

According to the report, the soldiers entered the club while on patrol on Monday, after hearing the song Gangnam Style by Psy coming from the building.

The footage aired by Channel 2 purportedly shows a soldier in IDF uniform, fully armed, sitting on the shoulders of a Palestinian club-goer, even clasping hands with another man at the club.

This is one of those weird little stories that I am not entirely sure what to make of.

Clearly the IDF cannot allow its soldiers on patrol to start dancing in night clubs while on duty because it can be exceedingly dangerous.  The soldier was piggy-back on someone who was dancing while holding a presumably loaded weapon.

That's not smart.

Furthermore, of course, they simply have other responsibilities while in uniform.

Nonetheless, I think that this comment, which you will find under the story, is probably quite right.
common sense • 38 minutes ago

I believe that what was displayed is a deep emotional yearning for semblance of normality/peace since it appears the dancing Arabs did not feel threatened by a fully armed soldier. Despite all the political pandering to hate Jews/Israelis by their Arab "ideologists" and political leaders, these guys may just represent a microcosm of the larger population wanting to lead a normal life. Perhaps they even appreciate their situation more as they view their fellow Arabs blowing each other up in the countries around us. I sure hope the atmosphere in that club will catch on...
One can hope.

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