JNS.org — The 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 ofÂ Machsom WatchÂ harass IDF soldiers at checkpoints in Samaria.Â Machsom Watch then revealsÂ details such as the number of soldiers manning checkpoints and IDF security lapses, publishing the information online,Â 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 byÂ Israel National News.