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US discloses ‘Israel’s’ top-secret military base outraging ‘Tel-Aviv’


The US government has inadvertently revealed the details of a top-secret Israeli missile base in published bid requests, leaving military officials in Tel-Aviv in the state of shock.

Israel has turned to the US government with its plans to build a state-of-the-art facility to host the new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3, McClatchy’s Washington Bureau reports.

In accordance with its usual procedure, the US Defense Department has published the details of the $25 million project on a federal business opportunities website so that contractors could bid on it.

Over 1,000 pages of specifications included a thorough description of the future base from the depth of the underground complex to building materials to be used in construction.

The information on the facility at Tel Shahar is classified in Israel, with the local military even refusing to officially confirm its location between the cities of Jerusalem and Ashdod.

“If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility,” an unnamed Israeli military official commented, refusing to say if the plans for the base will be altered as a result of the disclosure….


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