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Female Israeli soldiers disciplined for posing with only vests and guns

Paul Goldman / NBC News

Israeli newspapers report on a group of female soldiers who were disciplined after photographs of the scantily clad women holding their rifles appeared on Facebook.

TEL AVIV - A group of female Israeli soldiers has been disciplined after photographs of the scantily clad women holding their rifles appeared on Facebook.

They were seen wearing only a combat vest and helmets on their heads in one photograph.

"The picture in question represents behavior unbecoming IDF [Israeli Defense Force] soldiers. The commanding officers disciplined the soldiers as they saw fitting,” the army said in a statement.

An IDF spokesperson said that "educational lectures took place on the base in order to prevent similar recurrences” after the pictures were discovered.

The photographs are the latest in a series of incidents in which Israeli soldiers have posted potentially embarrassing images on the internet.

A search on YouTube for “Israeli soldiers dancing” produces thousands of results, including a platoon of soldiers dancing in Hebron in the Palestinian West Bank to U.S. star Kesha's Tik Tok tune.

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