Israeli Soldiers Investigated After “Gangnam Style” Palestinian Dance Party

Israel Defense Forces official have launched an investigation into the actions of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

The crime: “Gangnam Style.”

That’s right, the Israeli soldiers, from the elite Givati Brigade, were captured on camera dancing with Palestinian youths at a club in the Jabara neighborhood of Hebron.

The soldiers entered the club while on patrol on Monday, being draw in by the sounds of the South Korean pop sensation Psy. As the tune of the popular “Gangnam Style” belted out, the soldiers entered the building and cut loose with their Palestinian neighbors.

While the Palestinian teens in attendance were thrilled at the camaraderie, joining in and dancing together – forgetting for a moment the reality of an occupied West Bank – the IDF is none too thrilled.

The Jerusalem Post reported that “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.”

While, Israeli Channel 2 said that “the club was frequented by members of a Palestinian clan known for its pro-Hamas tendencies.”

Of course. “Pro-Hamas” tendencies means what again in a dance club? Did they forget that the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gazan Hamas are not exactly tight with one another? Did they also forget that many religious Sunni Muslims – particularly of the Hamas variety and further right – do not take kindly to the notion of dance clubs at all? But this is the big Hamas hang out in Hebron?

The Jerusalem Post says that the IDF has thus far suspended the soldiers from duty until the investigation has concluded. Channel 2 quoted officials who said that the IDF “views the incident with utmost gravity.”

And we wonder why the “peace process” has stalled?


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  1. It reminds me of the “Christmas Miracle” on the front lines years ago, where German and American soldiers came up out of their trenches and celebrated together. One of these days everyone (except the psychopathic Masters of War) will get so tired of war that they will wander off the dance halls, restaurants, tool shops, hay fields, hunting camps, concerts, a warm hearth, rice paddies, family picnics, class reunions, writing salons, poetry readings, swimming holes … …

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