Knesset committee recommends law set to arm more settlers
An Israeli Knesset interior committee recommended that Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich amend regulations for granting arms to Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
This came days after Yishai called for a boost in arming settlers in the West Bank and loosening arms restrictions laws for “self-defense” purposes.
Yishai charged Department of Housing director Amnon Ben-Ami with the task of easing the issuance of arms permits to Jewish settlers living or working in the West Bank.
In the new system, reports issued by arms licensing personnel would be certified without additional police permits.