‘Must protect myself’: Israelis arm themselves in wake of Hamas attack

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2023
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Israeli civilians have taken to arming themselves in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attack, with some sporting large guns everywhere from the market to date night.

Recent photos from throughout the country show everyday people toting assault rifles and handguns at shopping malls, while crossing the street, and in parks.

In the nearly two months since Hamas slaughtered about 1,200 people in southern Israel, the country’s National Security Ministry has received about 255,000 gun license applications — 20,000 of which have been approved, Haaretz reported. 

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