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PA warns of increasing calls for Israelis to carry guns

September 16, 2023 at 10:48 am

Israeli forces take security measures as Palestinians demonstrate against construction of Jewish settlements in village of Qaryut of Nablus, West Bank on September 15, 2023 [Issam Rimawi – Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Authority (PA) warned on Friday about growing calls for Israelis to carry guns, considering it “racist incitement against Palestinians,” Quds Press reported.

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the PA said it: “Views the calls by the commander of Moriya Police Station in Jerusalem for carrying guns as an extreme danger.”

The statement considers these calls: “An official incitement to carry out extrajudicial killings against the Palestinians and a license for the fanatics to take the law into their own hands motivated by their dark agenda.”

The PA attributed full responsibility for the consequences of these calls on the Israeli government, mainly the “fascist Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.”

Official data has shown that more than 160,000 Israelis carry guns, in addition to the police, security personnel and the army.

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