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Samaria Residents: Watchdog Exposing IDF Security Lapses ‘to the Enemy’

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An IDF checkpoint in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgThe Samaria Residents’ Council said that the left-leaning Israeli group Machsom Watch, which monitors checkpoints in Judea and Samaria because it opposes Israel’s control over the area, has been exposing security weaknesses in IDF operations “to the enemy.”

The residents allege that members of Machsom Watch harass IDF soldiers at checkpoints in Samaria. Machsom Watch then reveals details such as the number of soldiers manning checkpoints and IDF security lapses, publishing the information online, the Samaria residents said.

“This morning residents of Yitzhar went to jail for reporting IDF activity against outposts. I call on the police and state prosecutors to apply the law equally and to arrest the Machsom Watch women for spying. It would be outrageous if a far-left organization were to report IDF troop movements aimed at fighting terrorism to the enemy and the state were to ignore it,” said the head of the Samaria Residents’ Council, Benny Katzover, according to a report on Wednesday by Israel National News.

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