Opsec: Israeli raid thwarted by Facebook

From the Torygrapf:


Israeli raid called off after soldier posts details on Facebook
The Israeli military called off a raid in Palestinian territory after a soldier posted details, including the time and place, on social networking website Facebook.

Israel's Army Radio reported that the raid was cancelled once authorities were alerted of the soldier's actions.

The soldier described in a status update how his unit planned a "clean-up" arrest raid in a West Bank area, the radio station said.

The soldier was court-martialed and sentenced to 10 days in prison. He was also removed from his battalion and combat postings.

Israel says raids in the West Bank are aimed at detaining militants suspected of planning attacks on Israelis. Palestinian officials say the incursions undermine efforts by the Western-backed Palestinian Authority to enforce law and order in the territory.

A military statement said 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 information online.

"Uploading classified information to social networks or any web site exposes the information to anyone who wishes to view it, including foreign and hostile intelligence services," the military statement read.

"Hostile intelligence agents scan the internet with an eye toward collecting information on the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), which may undermine operational success and imperil IDF forces."

The military said that soldiers were prohibited from publishing classified information, including photographs containing military data.

In posters placed on military bases, a mock Facebook page shows the images of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hizbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.

Below their pictures – and Facebook "friend requests" – reads the slogan: "You think that everyone is your friend?"

The Emperor Mong strikes again!
And we have never done anyhting like that? Not much!!
Doogonk said:
Very good, but what's with all the blue crayon? 8O
I've run out of pink.
freedomman said:
The soldier was court-martialed and sentenced to 10 days in prison. He was also removed from his battalion and combat postings....
A great way to get out of combat service! :)
Good work sir!

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