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Israel Scraps Raid after Facebook Slip

The Israeli military says a planned raid on a West Bank village was called off after an Israeli soldier disclosed its details online.

The military says the combat soldier posted the time and location of the raid on his Facebook page saying that troops were planning on "cleaning up" the village.

Fellow soldiers reported the leak to military authorities, who called off the raid fearing that the information may have reached hostile groups. The soldier was court-martialed and sentenced to 10 days in prison.

The military's statement Wednesday added 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 classified information online.

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