On a beach in Tel Aviv, bikini-clad female Israeli soldiers 'mingle' with beachgoers. Standing confidently on the beach, with a rifle casually slung over her shoulder, you would think twice about knocking over this woman's sandcastle.
The bikini-clad subject is thought to be a solider and a member of the highly-trained Israeli Defence Forces.
Since the surprising photo, snapped in Tel Aviv, was posted on the internet it has gone viral with many users reacted with shock at seeing such a hostile weapon on a sunny beach. Under Israeli military regulations, if members take their weapon out from their military base they must keep them near at all times.
Punishments for losing or misplacing a weapon can include time in a military prison.
The photo, which has now been viewed hundreds of thousands of users, seems to have originated on Facebook under the title 'Only in Israel' and then spread across the internet, including onto the social news website Reddit.
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