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.

by

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Curate an art exhibition and survive Thailand's censorship crackdown in this interactive game.