IDF soldiers monotoring the border with Lebanon
IDF soldiers monitoring the border with Lebanon
Photo: AFP
IDF soldiers monitoring the border with Lebanon

IDF admits leak of sensitive materials, secret military locations

Home Front Command posts online map of coronavirus testing and vaccination centers across the country featuring name and locations of various secret military installations and bases

i24NEWS |
Published: 03.23.21 , 22:56
The IDF confirmed Tuesday that it accidentally published sensitive materials, including the locations of secret military bases, according to daily Haaretz.
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  • A military spokesperson said that it immediately fixed the error, which occurred after the IDF Home Front Command uploaded a map of coronavirus testing facilities across the country.
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    IDF soldiers monotoring the border with Lebanon
    IDF soldiers monotoring the border with Lebanon
    IDF soldiers monitoring the border with Lebanon
    (Photo: AFP)
    The map, which was created in cooperation with the Health Ministry, also included military sites, as well as previously secret military intelligence and air force bases.
    It was made available to the public until the newspaper alerted the IDF of the error.
    The document was detailed enough to include the exact locations and names of the bases.
    Such information would normally be barred by the IDF Censor for publication as it exposes sensitive information that could ultimately undermine Israel's overall national security capabilities.
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    An IDF coronavirus vaccination facility in central Israel
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    The IDF has been working in close cooperation with the Health Ministry and other civilian bodies to set up testing and vaccination sites to aid in Israel's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
    According to The Jerusalem Post, this partnership with non-military personnel may explain why such sensitive military information was revealed.
    IDF Home Front Command is a unit devoted to protecting the civilian population during warfare and various emergency situations.

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