The Jerusalem District Court today (Wednesday) sentenced member of the Border Police, Jamal Abu Haya, to one year's imprisonment on charges for accepting bribes, attempted bribery, forgery and conspiracy Abu Haya was the commander at the Atuf Atarot checkpoint, located near Jerusalem.
According to the indictment, to which Abu Haya admitted, in April of 2012 one Muhammad Jaber approached the checkpoint while Abu Haya was on duty. Abu Haya, who knew Jaber, asked him to help him acquire a falsified driving theory exam with a "pass" stamped on it, even though he had not taken the test. At the time, he expressed his willingness to pay for the forged document. During the interchange, Jaber told Abu Haya that he was working, transporting illegal goods.