Sunday, October 18, 2015

Israeli Gun Owners Urged To Carry Their Weapons to Help Defend Civilians

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat urged licensed Israeli gun 
owners to carry their weapons and help defend civilians.
Four Palestinians were killed and one injured after carrying out five separate knife attacks in Israel on Saturday, the Israeli military said, a day after Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat urged licensed Israeli gun owners to carry their weapons and help defend civilians.
Early Saturday, an Israeli man shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly tried to attack him with a knife in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli military said. The civilian wasn’t wounded in the attack.
Israeli medics remove the body of a Palestinian who 
attempted to stab a member of the security forces in 
East Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv on Saturday, 
Oct. 17, 2015. Getty Images
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the Israeli civilian was licensed to carry the gun.
Shortly after the assault in Hebron, a second Palestinian was killed by security forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv, police said, after the assailant allegedly pulled a knife and tried to stab an officer. The officer was slightly injured in the hand.
The 16-year-old attacker lived in the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, an area that is surrounded by Israeli security forces, according to Israeli military.
There were two more assaults later on Saturday in Hebron, which lies 30 miles south of Jerusalem and where hundreds of Israelis live among tens of thousands of Palestinians.
Police reported that a Palestinian woman approached a border-patrol base and tried to stab an officer, injuring him slightly. The border-patrol officer in Hebron shot dead the Palestinian woman, police said.
Terrorst stabbing in Hebron. (photo credit:TAZPIT)
A Palestinian also stabbed an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military said. The soldier was wounded and evacuated for medical care, while the attacker was shot on site and taken to the hospital for treatment.
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