Israeli soldier indicted for leaking information to right-wing activists

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was indicted in military court for allegedly leaking classified military information to right-wing activists.

Cpl. Elad Yaakov Sela, 25, of the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, was indicted Monday in Jaffa on charges of espionage and disclosure of sensitive information, according to reports. Sela will remain in custody until the end of proceedings against him.

Sela reportedly provided information on the planned arrest of Bat Ayin activists, the Shin Bet security service said. Three other Bat Ayin residents also were arrested in connection with the case.

The soldier was arrested several weeks ago, according to reports. Sela also allegedly passed on information about military activities against Palestinian terrorists on several occasions.