Israeli soldiers, while on patrol, dance with Palestinian youths
A group of Israeli soldiers has danced up a storm of awareness after they were filmed boogying alongside Palestinians while on patrol in the West Bank. The soldiers, while making their rounds in the city of Hebron last September, entered a dance hall and joined dozens of Palestinian men dancing to a tune in the popular “Gangnam Style”.
Footage aired on Israeli Channel 2 TV showed one soldier hoisted on the shoulders of Palestinian dancers. Other soldiers danced joining hands with the partygoers.
The Israeli military said that it considers the incident serious, adding “the soldiers exposed themselves to unnecessary danger and were disciplined accordingly.”
Ever since the video’s posting, many viewers have commented about being moved by the incident. One, Andrew Koch wrote: “We are humans and should treat each other with respect, courtesy and kindness. If everyone could just dance and be merry the world would be a better place. Let’s all encourage and emulate these fine Israelis!”
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