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Netanyahu vows to expand arming Israel citizens

November 30, 2023 at 4:51 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a press conference in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on October 28, 2023 [ABIR SULTAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Thursday that his government will continue to expand the distribution of weapons to Israeli citizens, Anadolu Agency reports.

Netanyahu’s remarks came after a shooting attack that left three dead in Jerusalem.

The Israeli Prime Minister saluted those who killed the two assailants.

“The quick reaction of two soldiers and a civilian managed to eliminate the terrorists and prevented a more dangerous attack,” he said.

Public Security Minister and leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Itamar Ben Gvir, reiterated his call to arm civilians.

“We have a strong police and we have a strong army, but there is not a policeman everywhere,” he said. “Therefore, wherever citizens have weapons, they can protect lives.”

Ben-Gvir vowed to continue distributing arms to Israeli civilians.

Three people, including a woman, were killed and six injured in a shooting attack Thursday in Jerusalem, according to Israeli Channel 12.

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