I don’t think I posted this video, when it went semi-viral in late August.

A group of Israeli soldiers on patrol in Hebron, a town on the West Bank that had an ancient Jewish community until deadly anti–Jewish riots in 1929, danced with people at a wedding club, JPost.com:

According to the report, the soldiers entered the club while on patrol on Monday, after hearing the song Gangnam Style by Psy coming from the building.

IDF soldier filmed dancing with Palestinians after allegedly leaving patrol

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.

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

In a better world, this would have been a good thing.  But they were disciplined for it, because Palestinians have been trying to kidnap Israeli soldiers for ransom, and it left them vulnerable.

That is no idle threat, as the news today of an Israeli soldier kidnapped by a co-worker for ransom demonstrates:

IDF soldier Tomer Hazan, kidnapped and killed in West Bank:

Hazan was lured on Friday to the village of Beit Amin, south of Qalqilya, by a 42-year-old Palestinian resident of the village, Nidal Amar. Amar worked at an Israeli restaurant, in Bat Yam, where Hazan also worked part-time.

Amar was arrested and confessed to killing Hazan, the Shin Bet security service said.

According to the Shin Bet, Amar recounted how he picked up Hazan in a taxi on Friday after convincing him to accept a ride. He took the Israeli to an open field, killed him and hid his body in a well, the agency said….

Shin Bet said Amar had confessed to intending to trade Hazan’s body for another brother, a member of the Fatah Tanzim terror group, in an Israeli jail since 2003 for his role in several terror attacks.

Much like the attempted bombing of the Mamilla Mall by an Arab employee at the mall, this is yet another step towards ending the hope of peaceful coexistence.

[Note: Headline corrected to substitute “club” for “wedding.” My mistake, I don’t think it was a wedding.]


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