Atta Marai took thousands of NIS in bribes to allow Palestinian trucks to pass into Israel without security checks
Jerusalem District Court sentenced border policeman Atta Marai to seven
and a half years imprisonment on Tuesday, following his conviction for
49 counts of bribery and breach of trust and one count of carrying out
an act that could spread disease.
Marai was also fined NIS 50,000.
to the indictment, 32-year-old Marai had been a border guard for 14
years and at the time of his arrest served as commander of the al-Jib or
Givat Zeev checkpoint.
Al-Jib is part of the 'Jerusalem envelope' series of checkpoints at various entrances from the West Bank to the capital.
who was convicted under a plea bargain, admitted that, together with
two guards and a civilian accomplice, he took bribes from truck drivers
to allow them to pass through the checkpoint from the West Bank into
Israel without a security check.