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Israel female soldiers pose topless
August 11, 2005 21:16 IST
Six female Israeli soldiers posed topless in front of some of the legendary Air Force planes at a museum in Hazerim, sparking a controversy with authorities dubbing it as a 'disgraceful behaviour', a media report said.
The soldiers, posted as guides at the museum, claimed that there is a tradition for guides to pose nude before completing their military service, daily Yediot Ahronoth reported.
A senior Israel Defence Forces officer has been appointed to investigate the incident, the report said.
The incident came to light after a male soldier serving at the museum snuck into the "models" quarters on hearing about the photo shoot and stole the negatives and photographs.
The female soldiers posed in front of several planes, including the legendary Black Spit flown by late Israeli President Ezer Weizmann.
The museum Director Brigadier General Yaakov Turner is said to have been furious on hearing about the photos.
"This is a very serious incident. This idiotic behaviour is a disgrace to the honour of the museum," Turner reportedly said.
He also rejected the tradition claim saying, "There is no such tradition."