The Special Investigation Unit of the Israeli army arrested on Friday morning an Israeli military officer on suspicion that he took bribes from Palestinian detainees at the Negev detention camp in exchange for some services. Israeli paper, Haaretz, reported that the Prison Administration received information over the last two weeks stating that the soldier, from northern Israel, is smuggling mobile phones to the Palestinian detainees at the Negev camp where he works.

A secret investigation was launched into the issue until sufficient evidence was collected.

After gathering the needed information, the Prison Administration informed the investigation department and the officer was arrested.