Gantz orders investigation of leaked video documenting Zikim terrorist infiltration

IDF looks into information security breach, in search of source of leak.

By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
December 12, 2014 13:37
Palestinian terrorists

From the full video of Hamas' raid of Zikim beach, leaked to Palestinian media networks.. (photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

 
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IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz ordered an investigation into Thursday's leaked video of the amphibious infiltration at  Zikim beach over the summer, according to an IDF spokesperson.

The leaked full footage, originally compiled for an internal IDF intelligence inquiry, shows a significantly longer battle than the version originally presented to the public.

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The spokesperson office said that the IDF classifies the thwarting of an infiltration at Zikim as a successful operation that saved the lives of Israeli soldiers and civilians.

"I assume you have all been exposed to the leaked intelligence inquiry," Chief IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Moti Almoz said of the incident.

"We're treating the information leak with severity," the spokesman said.

An investigation led by the IDF's Information Security Department has been opened. Representatives from the Military Prosecutor's Office and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) will also participate in the investigation.

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