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Soldier arrested for allegedly selling entry permits to Palestinians

Following lengthy, covert investigation, soldier arrested under suspicion of trading permits to enter Israel for drugs, cash. Police say further arrests are expected

Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Published: 12.11.13, 00:57 / Israel News

The IDF, in cooperation with police forces and the Israeli Civil Administration arrested a soldier on Tuesday on the suspicion that he supplied Palestinians, who were barred from entering Israel, with entry permits in return for drugs and cash.


The soldier was arrested after a covert investigation.


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A Qalqilya man was also arrested under suspicion of brokering between the soldier and Palestinians. Police sources said further arrests are expected.


The soldier and the Qalqilya resident are expected to face remand hearings on Wednesday.


Judea and Samaria Police Department stressed the offense was seriously compromising the State's security.


According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, "The investigation did not raise any suspicion for kidnapping attempt," noting that "at the end of the investigation, findings will be brought before the prosecution."



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