Nearly 8,000 Israelis request firearm licenses amid Hamas war

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Nearly 8,000 Israelis request firearm licenses amid Hamas war
The National Security Ministry has purchased 4,000 handguns for emergency response units around Israel so far, with weapons being distributed around Israel.
By WALLA!
OCTOBER 11, 2023

The National Security Ministry said Wednesday that it has received over 7,946 new requests to carry arms since fighting with Hamas began in Israel's South this Saturday. Over 545 permits for personal handguns have been processed, with 970 new licenses being issued overall. To address the high demand, the ministry is allocating 60 additional staff members to assist the department. Notably, more than 27,000 permits have been granted from the start of the year.

"Every city resident will be able to get an armament license," National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said this morning at the Sderot police station. "We are facing operation Guardian of the Walls 2, so we will be ensuring that we are prepared, with guns on every street corner," he added.

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