Israeli soldier's Facebook status: In prison and kicked out of his unit for compromising mission
A soldier in Israel's military posted the details of a planned raid of a Palestinian village on his Facebook page, which led to the cancellation of the raid, according to media reports. The soldier posted the time and place for the planned raid, along with the name of his unit, according to a BBC report
The soldier made the Facebook update through a cellular telephone, according to the Jerusalem Post
. He was disciplined by his commander, sentenced to 10 days in jail and kicked out of his unit, the Post reported.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) issued a warning letter to soldiers about the incident.
“Enemy intelligence scans the Internet in search of pieces of information about the IDF. Information that could sabotage operations and endanger our forces,” the letter states, according to the Post.
In 2009 the IDF highlighted more than a dozen incidents where soldiers were disciplined for posting military information online, according to Haaretz.com
. In one incident, a soldier posted a picture taken in an active operations room -- with classified maps clearly readable on a wall.
Posted by Doug Beizer on Mar 04, 2010 at 7:24 PM