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Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces will draft recruits to fight the enemy on Facebook and Twitter.

The IDF is set to begin drafting computer experts in order to start a new media department unit, an army spokesman said Monday at the Eilat Journalists Conference, Ha’aretz reported.

The new unit would be part of the Army Spokesman’s Office.

The IDF posted videos on You Tube showing attacks on Gaza targets during the Gaza war last winter to show how careful the IDF is to avoid harming civilians. 

The program to face hostile entities on the Web is set to be operational in a few months, IDF spokesman Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu told Ha’aretz.

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