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Police reportedly angry at IDF for allowing media access during searches

Israeli soldiers search at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff street, central Tel Aviv, April 7, 2022. Two people were killed and several more injured in the attack. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers search at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff street, central Tel Aviv, April 7, 2022. Two people were killed and several more injured in the attack. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Police were reportedly furious with IDF troops for allowing media to tag along during searches for the Tel Aviv terrorist.

Reporters had followed troops during live broadcasts as the soldiers searched backyards and alleyways near the scene of the attack on Dizengoff Street.

Police had repeatedly moved reporters and other civilians away from hotspots during the search, apparently for their safety and to allow security forces to operate more freely. Broadcasting security operations can also compromise them by giving information to bad actors.

The IDF says it never gave permission to any reporters to document the searches, according to the Maariv news outlet.

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