Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

IDF To Launch New Campaign Preventing Soldiers From Posting Inappropriate Pics

Campaign comes after a series of social media incidents involving Israeli soldiers

By: Daniel Koren

Published: July 16th, 2013 in News » Israel

Over the past few years, there have been several incidents in which soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces have posted inappropriate material onto social media sites.

The most recent incidents have involved female soldiers; approximately two months ago, a group of female soldiers posted a series of pics taken place in their army barracks, bearing all, covering their private parts with M-16s and other military gear.


Not even two weeks later, a different group of female soldiers posted a video – since dubbed by many as ‘IDF Girls Gone Wild’ – onto Facebook, one that displays the girls dancing seductively, slapping each others bottoms, telling one another to ‘dance like sluts’ and using rifles as substitutes for stripping poles.

In 2012, five soldiers in the IDF posted pics wearing only their helmets and combat vests.


Now, in an effort to ensure such raunch behaviour and bad press for the Israeli forces are not repeated, the IDF are looking to stop the indecent exposure.

IDF Ground Forces commander Brig. Gen. Guy Tzur has recently instructed Brig. Gen. Yossi Morley, Chief Officer of the Engineering Corps, to form a committee that would solve this problem, ensuring no more social media gaffes, incidents or otherwise to take place in the IDF, according to Israel’s Walla news.

The IDF campaign will focus on both videos and photos that have been posted by mainly female soldiers over the past months.

Though the incidents have primarily shown the Israeli forces in a negative light, many supporters of the IDF soldiers have stepped up recently, claiming that 18-year-old women should not be punished for acting like 18-year-old women.

Valid point.


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