Location of IDF Bases Leaked in Coronavirus Map

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Soldiers waiting to vote at an IDF outpost near Israel’s border with Lebanon. (David Cohen/Flash90)

An inadvertent security breach on Tuesday revealed the locations of IDF bases around the country, according to Haaretz.

The report said that the IDF Home Front Command published a map of coronavirus testing facilities across the country, which included those on military bases.

The disclosure contained classified information, including the boundaries and names of the bases.

Haaretz said that the IDF corrected the error after being alerted to it by the newspaper.

Such information is highly sensitive because it may help enemy forces target the bases with rocket attacks, and could also enable foreign intelligence services to target soldiers.

The IDF said that military personnel were not to blame for exposure of the classified portions. However, the Home Front Command has been working along with the Ministry of Health and other civilian agencies in the vaccination drive, and The Jerusalem Post suggested that this could explain why non-military personnel were involved in the publication of an IDF coronavirus map.