Man sentenced to 4 years in jail for helping Palestinians enter Israel illegally

A court in central Israel has sentenced a resident of Qalansawe to four years in prison for driving Palestinians into Israel from the West Bank after bribing soldiers.
A checkpoint near Hebron Photo credit: Wisam Hashlamoun, Flash90

A resident of Qalansawe was sentenced to four years in prison for driving Palestinians across the border into Israel after bribing soldiers to let them through the checkpoint.

The man, 41, was also sentenced to one year of probation and a NIS 150,000 fine. His driving license was revoked as well. His partner, 37, from Tulkarm, was sentenced to 32 months in prison, one year of probation and a NIS 80,000 fine.

The two were also convicted of running a business of illegal transport for Palestinians without an entry permit. They allegedly paid between 100 and 150 shekels to soldiers for every Palestinian they let through.



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