Soldier arrested for leaking info to far-right elements
19-year-old soldier serving in Samaria Division allegedly sent information which allowed activists to disrupt IDF operations in area.
By YAAKOV LAAPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 24, 2011 21:01
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IDF at checkpoint 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
An IDF soldier was arrested by Military Police on Monday on suspicion of leaking information to right-wing elements over military activities in the West Bank.
The soldier, from the Samaria Division, allegedly took advantage of his clerical position in the army to send information which allowed activists to disrupt the IDF's operations in the area ,and enabled them to carry out 'price tag' attacks. The investigation may lead to further arrests, defense sources have said.
Police up security at mosques after 'price tag' hit
Peres: Mosque arson brings great shame upon Israel
Two weeks ago, Defense
Minister Ehud Barak said that groups of settlers carrying out
self-defined "price tag" attacks against Palestinians "operate almost
like terrorist organizations."
The attacks, carried out against Palestinians and
private property, "embarrass the State of Israel," he said during a military tour. Barak also praised the
West Bank settlement leadership for condemning the acts.
At the beginning of the month, a mosque in the northern town of Tuba Zanghariya mosque was burned, causing significant damage. The attackers left the words "price tag" scrawled on nearby walls.
are events that need to be fought against. They humiliate the State of
Israel and harm its strength and the legitimacy of all settlement within
it," Barak said. The attacks also harm "Israel's standing and normal
relations with our neighbors, the Palestinians."
President Shimon Peres said of the Tuba Zanghariya arson attack: "It
brings great shame upon us. It is a terrible thing that I condemn in the
strongest possible terms."