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Two Israeli soldiers charged with operating security checkpoints were arrested last week after allegedly allowing Palestinian Authority Arabs to pass through without being checked in exchange for bribes.

According to a report by Kikar HaShabbat, the arrest of the two soldiers was extended until Tuesday.

The two suspects are members of the “Taoz” military police force which secures many of the crossing points around Judea and Samaria.

An Israeli army spokesperson responded to the Kikar HaShabbat report, confirming that an investigation was underway and that the suspects were in custody.

“In light of the [alleged bribery] incident, an investigation by the military police has been opened; at its conclusion the findings will be sent to the army prosecutor for examination. As part of the investigation, a number of soldiers have been arrested.”

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