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Monday
Oct042010

Israeli Army: 'We May Use Facebook To Update Public During Next Year'

Photo Courtesy -- Facebook.com(ISRAEL) -- The Home Front Command, an Israel Defense Forces regional command, plans to build software that will allow them the ability to use Facebook to keep Israeli civilians informed during wartime, according to the Israeli Haaretz Newspaper.

Colonel Dr. Hilik Sofer, who heads the Home Front Command's population department, tells Haaretz that a final decision has not yet been made.

Sofer said that until now, Home Front Command has utilized television and radio as a means to communicate information to Israelis, but it recognizes the significance of Facebook.

Haaretz Newspaper reports that the Command plans to create a page on Facebook that can update the public in both peaceful times and for emergencies.  

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