On the day the army announced the indictment of several soldiers for actions carried out during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza -- including one for manslaughter -- a number of Israeli soldiers were found guilty of another transgression: goofin' around.
Six soldiers filmed a clip showing them in full gear patrolling the streets of Hebron, the Muslim call to prayer audible in the background. The soundtrack changes to Kesha's pop hit "Tik Tok" and the soldiers break out -- weapons, flak jackets and all -- in a choreographed dance, a spoof on a long-since-viral Israeli television skit.
Soldiers have been in trouble before for offensive photography, including trophy pictures taken over corpses. In this case, there were no casualties -- except perhaps some national and institutional pride.
The video was uploaded to YouTube for all to see. Army officials saw and weren't impressed. The soldiers' commanders have been informed of the stunt and will deal with it, media quoted an army statement as saying. The troops could face disciplinary action.
Reactions to the video ranged from amusement to outrage.