Facebook leak compromises Israeli military operation.

The Israeli military had to cancel an operation to arrest…

The Israeli military had to cancel an operation to arrest Palestinian militants in the West Bank several weeks ago after a soldier posted details of the mission on his Facebook page.

The unnamed soldier posted the following message: “On Wednesday we are cleaning out the village of Katana (nr Ramallah) – today and arrest operation, tomorrow an arrest operation and then please god, home by Thursday.”

Comrades in his artillery unit saw the post and reported it to their commanding officer. The officer then decided to cancel the mission for fears that operational security had been breached. The soldier was arrested and placed in custody for 10 days before being forced to leave his unit for good.

This is not the first time Israeli military security has been compromised by soldiers using social media sites such as Facebook. Thousands of soldiers and officers in the Israeli military are thought to be Facebook users.

Source: Simon McGregor-Wood for ABC News.

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