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Three held on suspicion of leaking classified IDF information online

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Three suspects have been arrested for leaking classified military information on social media, the Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet security agency announce.

According to a joint statement, two civilians and one conscripted soldier are being held over social media posts that apparently contained classified information.

The suspects are accused of working together to release the information to gain cred on the internet, rather than being pressured by a spy or other malign actor.

One of the civilian suspects is an intelligence officer in reserves, and the second is a minor. The soldier is to be charged in a military court.

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