Naughty Israeli soldiers post more cheeky pics after being disciplined for online snaps
By SELIM ALGAR and MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN
Last Updated: 3:08 PM, June 3, 2013
Posted: 10:08 AM, June 3, 2013
A group of frisky female Israeli soldiers published three more half-naked photos of themselves while on duty, almost immediately after they were punished for posting a similar photo last week on Facebook.
Israeli officials confirmed the soldiers had been disciplined for last week's cheeky snap. It is unclear if any new action has been taken against the sexy fighters.
The racy shots of the four unnamed servicewomen posing in underwear and a few items of combat gear is the latest social media scandal to hit the Israeli military.
Israeli news outlet Walla reported that the women were fresh recruits who were stationed on a base in the southern part of the country.
The first shot that got the group in trouble depicts the group posing in their underwear outside with their backsides positioned towards the camera. The shot is thought to have been inspired by a similar picture taken in January of 2012 where five women are seen wearing helmets and not much else.
Israeli military officials did not divulge the exact nature of the punishment they face but blasted their lack of professionalism. "The commanding officers disciplined the soldiers as they saw fitting," the army said in a statement.
In an effort to encourage female conscripts to stop stripping, the military instituted a series of lectures that stressed the importance of staying clothed while on duty.
Apparently the lectures had little effect on the women because the group published three more photos after they were disciplined. In the new pictures, the women are seen wearing very skimpy underwear while they cover their breasts with rifles.
In 2010, Israeli military brass instituted a social media ban after several pictures emerged of Israeli soldiers dancing suggestively around Palestinian prisoners, some of them blindfolded.
Earlier this year, another Israeli soldier was busted for posing naked with a gun and tweeting ant-Palestinian slogans.
The Israeli Army's social media chief was slammed as a racist last year after tweeting a picture of himself slathered in mud with a caption reading "Obama style."
Most Jewish Israeli men and women are required to serve in the military, starting at age 18.