IDF Tech Glitch Accidentally Calls up Reservists

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Ynetnews reports: Hundreds of IDF reservists were called up for service on Thursday morning by accident, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.

Reservists from the 98th Division received the call up message early Independence Day morning, but the IDF stressed there was no reservists call up. “Due to an error, an automatic message went out to reservists. We would like to make it clear this is a malfunction that will be examined,” the IDF said, adding it ruled out a cyber attack.

Text message calling up the reservists said that “emergency call up has been activated.” “You are to report immediately to the meeting place,” the message said. “Reminder, you are to bring your protection kit and your military kit.”

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