The Israeli military cancelled a planned raid on a Palestinian village after one of its soldiers posted details of the operation on Facebook.

The unnamed soldier revealed the time and place of the raid and the name of his unit on the social networking site.

He said on his status update that his unit planned a "clean up" raid.

The soldier was court-martialled and sentenced to 10 days in prison.

He was also ousted from his battalion and relieved of combat duties.

See Israeli military 'unfriends' soldier after Facebook leak (BBC News) for more details.