Israelis buy more personal guns as violence escalates

Sales of weapons in Israel have rocketed and vigilante action raises questions about the accessibility of fire arms.

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    More than 150,000 guns are privately-owned in Israel. Add to that private security companies and all of the security forces and services and what you get is a colossal amount of firepower on the streets.

    For weeks, Israeli leaders have been encouraging civilians - who legally own a gun - to carry them.

    But vigilante action is raising questions about the accessibility of fire arms.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from the occupied West Bank.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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