Flamboyant Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has told city residents it’s their “duty” to carry licensed weapons to stave off a spate of stabbings by Palestinians. Barkat attracted controversy earlier for carrying around a souped-up Glock in an Arab neighborhood “Given the current escalation of violence in the security situation, those with a licensed firearm who know what to do with it must go out with their weapon. In a way, it’s like military reserve duty,” the millionaire and former entrepreneur, who has been in charge of Jerusalem since 2007, told Army Radio on Thursday morning. Source: ‘Carry your firearm everywhere,’ … Continue reading ‘#Guncontrol #Jerusalem mayor tells #Israelis Carry your firearm everywhere #2A
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas vowed that he would not allow Israelis to “desecrate” Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.His comments, made Wednesday in an address given in Ramallah, came amid three days of intense clashes between Israeli … Continue reading Palestinian Abbas Vows to Stop Jews “Filthy Feet” from Stepping on #TempleMount #Islam
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to use “any means necessary” to curb stoning-throwing attacks against Israelis and ongoing violence on the Temple Mount, which on Tuesday saw Palestinians clashing with Israeli police for a third consecutive day.
Ahead of an emergency meeting convened Tuesday evening to discuss measures to curb an increasing trend of Palestinians using homemade weapons against Israelis, Netanyahu said that stone-throwers would face harsher penalties in the future.