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IDF Soldiers Do a Dance While on Patrol in Hebron

By Devra Ferst

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18-year-olds have been known to do some pretty stupid (but entertaining) things. We’ve all been there (and, in most cases, would rather forget ). But a recent Youtube video of six IDF soldiers performing a Macarena-style dance to pop singer Ke$ha’s song “Tik Tok,” while on patrol (not to mention during the Muslim call to prayer) in Hebron, pretty much tops today’s list.

The original video, “Batallion 50 Rock the Hebron Casbah,” went up on Youtube over the weekend and was removed on Monday after it went viral on facebook and in the blogosphere. It was later reposted under the title: “It’s easy to laugh at the occupation when you’re the repressor (and a douche bag).”

According to a ynet article, the soldiers who were from the elite Nahal Brigade, were possibly going to be disciplined for their actions. But a recent BBC article says otherwise “…the army later said the soldiers were just fooling around and no harm was done.”

Perhaps the Israeli soldiers simply felt left out. US troops in Afghanistan were recently caught on tape performing a Lady Gaga number.

Watch the video below.


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