Jerusalem mayor urges residents: 'Carry your weapons'

Nir Barkat says that civilians with 'operational combat experience' can help foil terror attacks and increase residents' confidence.

Jerusalem mayor urges residents: 'Carry your weapons'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Thursday called on residents who have permits to carry their weapons on a daily basis reports Ynet news.

Recent flare ups in Jerusalem and the West Bank  with more and more calls for Israeli's calling for citizens to carry guns every day

"One advantage that Israel has is that there are quite a few ex-members of military units with operational combat experience," Barkat said.

"Possessing weapons increases the confidence of residents, who know that in addition to police there are many people who are not afraid to intervene. If we look at the statistics in Jerusalem and elsewhere, we see that aside from the police, civilians carrying weapons have foiled terror attacks. They will increase the likelihood of fast intervention."

On Wednesday, the Commander of the Ashdod police station, Chief Superintendent Noam Shekel, also called on residents who have a weapons permit to carry them.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ekim 2015, 13:02