March 23, 2021
The detailed maps showed the exact boundaries of Israel Air Force and Military Intelligence bases as well as their names.
An Israeli military unit posted on its website recently a map with the precise locations of most of the country’s bases, including ones about which the army is usually silent.
The map was posted to the National Emergency Portal site as part of the command’s involvement in the state’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The map showed not only COVID-19 testing centers in residential communities across the country, but also, until the additional information was removed, IDF facilities including bases of the Israel Air Force and of Military Intelligence.
The level of detail on the map made it possible not only to identify the location of these military bases, but also their exact boundaries. The names of the bases also appeared on the map.
The IDF normally doesn’t allow the publication of such information, fearing it would be used to gather intelligence or target its bases during a war.