It's not showing in the photo above, but have seen photos before of IDF with weird floppy things over their helmet. What the heck is that?? Does anyone know? Does it serve some actual purpose or is it like some sort of soldier-chic or religious designation/ID?
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: LIVE BLOG: IDF, Palestinians clash in West Bank after detainee dies