Held detailed accounts of incoming intel
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Indictment: Right wing activists got info from insider sources

Detailed reports found in possession of five arrested right wing activists reveals their modus operandi; real time text messages that included troop movements, planned evacuations

An indictment filed on Sunday against five right wing activists reveals their organized modus operandi that is based on a communications system that streamed information via text messages from the defense forces, politicians and those in the know to the people in the field.


The five defendants – Akiva HaCohen, elad Meir, Epraim Chaykin, Meir Etinger and David Eliyahu – are accused of gathering military intelligence, reports of troop movements in the West Bank, conspiracy to riot, entering a closed military zone and deceiving a public figure.


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The detailed reports which the defendants called "intelligence reports" present the time of the report, the name of the person reporting and the contents of the message.


העצורים שהתפרעו בבסיס הצבאי מובאים לבית המשפט (צילום: גיל יוחנן)

The five right wing activists (Photo: Gil Yohanan)


The indictment lists three days of operations from December 11 to December 14 during which the defendants received information regarding the potential evacuation through hundreds of text messages. The source: Dozens of officials, including soldiers on active duty who detailed the IDF's plan of action and the time of arrival at the evacuation site.


Among the reports is one detailing a message received from Benny Katsover who writes at 6:10 pm: "Border Guard officers Heberon, Bethlehem, Qalqilya, heading out for evacuation." Ten minutes later the defendants receive a message from a security officer called Eyal Gelman who writes: "Hebron Border Guard Company heads north."


Some two hours later they receive another message: "Two Armored Corps Companies called up from the south to Ramat Gilad." Thus, they received updates from the field every few minutes detailing troop movements, bus routes and more.




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