Israeli Jailed for Facebook Photo
Jarrett Martineau | April 23, 2008 at 03:18 pmby
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Be wary, be warned, and be careful, soldier.
Israel has sentenced a soldier to 19 days in jail for uploading a photograph taken on his military base to the social networking website, Facebook.
The Israeli military declined to comment on the nature of the image, but said the soldier was serving with an elite intelligence unit.
Local media say it is the first such conviction for an Israeli soldier.
The case follows widespread reports about the potential security risk of soldiers posting photos on the web.
The Israel Air Force has recently instructed all servicemen under their command who are serving in sensitive units to remove any photos they may have uploaded to Facebook, the Haaretz newspaper reports.
These rules do not apply to member of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).