Israel’s Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, announced the activation of an “emergency” order for the Firearms Licensing Division to allow civilians to arm themselves in the framework of the war against the Islamic Resistance Movement ( Hamas), which controls Gaza. Undress.
Ben Gvir explained that citizens who meet the requirements to carry a weapon in self-defense and to serve in the security forces will receive a permit to carry a weapon within a week, as long as they do not have a criminal record
Citizens who have a permit to obtain a firearm – which has now expired – and did not acquire such a firearm during this year may receive it without having to submit another application. Those who returned their firearms in the last six months due to not renewing the necessary documents “will get their firearms back.”
“Furthermore, starting next Tuesday, permits will be allowed to carry firearms with a permit to buy up to one hundred bullets instead of the current 50,” he added.
The minister thanked the Firearms Licensing Division, the Police and the Ministry of Health “for the important commitment that will allow the largest possible number of citizens to arm themselves and protect themselves and their environment when needed.” “.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry noted that around 84 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and France, have issued statements of support for Israel, supporting its right to self-defense and condemning the offensive in Hamas.
The head of the portfolio, Eli Cohen, spoke in the last few hours to 17 counterparts, mostly Europeans. He also held a briefing for foreign diplomats in Israel and for Israeli diplomats abroad.