After thinking long and hard of a way to boost morale among IDF soldiers engaged in combat, a new Facebook page is attempting to bring a fresh and uplifting meaning to the words “Gaza Strip.”

Over the past few days, dozens of women have begun posting racy photos of themselves online, with messages in support of Israel’s troops inscribed across their scantily clad bodies.

The Facebook page, titled “Standing With the IDF – Maintaining a Protective Edge” (in a rough translation from the Hebrew), was created Wednesday night and has already gained over a thousand likes.

The page’s creator, Gavriel Beyo, explained that it was his sincere concern for the soldiers’ morale that motivated him to embark on the unusual campaign.

One of the tamer pictures posted to the Standing with the IDF Facebook page. (screen capture: Facebook)

One of the tamer pictures posted to the Standing with the IDF Facebook page. (screen capture: Facebook)

“We have two bountiful resources in Israel that are impossible to compete with, Israeli minds and the most beautiful women in the world,” Beyo explained in a post on Facebook.

“We also have a military front so… why not combine the two?” he added.

“Besides, what chance does Hamas have in the face of our women?”

Beyo stated that the responses to his endeavor were overwhelmingly positive, with many troops expressing to him their great joy over the images.

“Think of these pictures any time it gets hard (in any way…),” Beyo advised the soldiers.

“Remember what you’re fighting for and what is waiting for you back home.”

Update: As of Sunday, July 27, the page was no longer available on Facebook.