Nothing new. I’ve been telling a story since 1989 when our ship (CVN-71) visited Haifa. We saw several gorgeous young ladies walking around town with a weapon over one shoulder and a purse over the other. Beautiful ladies in Israel!
Agreed, nothing new. I have a pic from 1995 of an IDF bikini gal slinging her M16A2. At least they carry M4s now, somewhat more compact. But right after the 1967 victory there were lots of images of Israeli girls carrying Uzi’s. They wore snug khaki shorts & khaki shirts with the ends tied to bare the midriff.