Your crazy Middle East rumor of the day. Yesterday it was the American spy shark that nearly ate Iraq. Today, it’s female IDF soldiers stripping for the kill. If not for this ad, the story would be totally unbelievable. Yet…some will want to believe.

According to an Al-Hayat Al-Jadida front page report, the IDF has turned to using armed, female strippers in its war on upstanding Palestinian boys. The newspaper reports that when the Arab rock-throwing begins, IDF soldiers run for cover. Then, the story continues, after some time of hiding, an Israeli woman stands up on top of a barricade and begins to perform an alluring strip tease. Innocent Arab teenage boys, distracted from the business of rioting, are enticed to approach, when, according to the newspaper, the woman, an IDF soldier, shoots them with a pistol she had hidden in her underwear.

Well, some members of the IDF are certainly qualified to, um, pull this kind of thing off.

Update: Greg Pillowitz noticed that this story actually dates from August 2001. I didn’t notice that. I was too distracted.

Update: Israellycool came up with a better title than mine: Gaza Strippers.