Israeli raid called off after Facebook slip

Israeli raid called off after Facebook slip

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Israeli soldiers take pictures as Palestinian youths throw stones, not seen, during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. Palestinians have been violently protesting in Hebron since Israel declared last week that it would add the Cave of Patriarchs to its list of national heritage sites. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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Posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 3 at 2:44 PM

   JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says a planned raid on a West Bank village was called off after an Israeli soldier disclosed its details online.

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   The military says the combat soldier posted the time and location of the raid on his Facebook page saying that troops were planning on "cleaning up" the village.

   Fellow soldiers reported the leak to military authorities, who called off the raid fearing that the information may have reached hostile groups. The soldier was court-martialed and sentenced to 10 days in prison.

   The military's statement Wednesday added that it is cracking down on soldiers' use of social networking Web sites and has launched a campaign warning of the dangers of sharing military classified information online.


   (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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