Facebook Post Leads To Canceled Israeli Military Raid

March 5, 2010

Israel (ChattahBox) – A military operation by the Israeli army was canceled this week after a soldier posted the details on his Facebook.

The unnamed serviceman posted information about the coming raid on the social networking site, which was then viewed by other soldiers that reported it to their commanders.

“On Wednesday, we are cleaning up [the village]. Today – arrest. On Thursday, God willing, we will be home,” the posting said.

It was quickly taken down after the report, but officials felt it would be too dangerous to carry on with the raid.

The soldier was arrested and will be held for ten days. His combat certification has also been revoked, and he has been removed from any combat postings.

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