Shin Bet arrests IDF soldier alleged to have passed classified info to far-right settlers

According to Army Radio, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) last week took into custody Elad Sela, a resident of the Bat Ayin settlement, who is being accused of endangering national security.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 1, 2015 09:21
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IDF paratroopers prepare to take off. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

Israeli military censors permitted media outlets on Tuesday to report that an IDF soldier from a West Bank settlement was arrested for allegedly passing classified information to far-right settlers.

According to Army Radio, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) last week took into custody Elad Sela, a resident of the Bat Ayin settlement, who is being accused of endangering national security.

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Army Radio reported that Sela, a conscript serving in the Etzion Divisional Brigade, is alleged to have passed secret information about plans that the IDF had prepared for West Bank settlements to far-right activists.

The alleged crimes were considered so serious that military censors banned the press from reporting details of the investigation, according to Army Radio.


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