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Following the Khadera Attack – 700% Increase in Firearms Licensing Applications

Jerusalem24 – On Monday, Hebrew sources said that the percentage of requests to obtain a license to possess a weapon in the Israeli entity rose 700% after the Khadera attack yesterday evening.

Two Israeli policemen were killed and 12 others were wounded in a shooting attack in the occupied city of Khadera, carried out by two Palestinians from Umm al-Fahm city; who were shot and killed during the attack.

The Israeli newspaper, “Israel Hayoum,” said that Israeli citizens and settlers submitted 433 new applications between 9:00 pm yesterday and 8:00 this morning to obtain a license to possess firearms.

The newspaper pointed out that the significant increase in demand for firearms licenses “is a relatively well-known phenomenon in the days after the attacks, but this time it has jumped more than seven times unusually.”

“Usually, the normal average is about 60 requests per day, while this time more than 430 requests were submitted in less than 12 hours,” it added.

The newspaper pointed out that after the Beersheba operation, which took place on March 22, the number of applications for a license to possess firearms increased.

The young man, Muhammad Abu Al-Qia’an, had stabbed four Israelis in Beersheba before he was shot dead by the occupation police.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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