RAMALLAH, September 2 (JMCC) - Israel
's interior minister is arranging for the easing of gun restrictions for Israeli settlers after two shootings this week in the West Bank
, reports the Jerusalem Post
Interior Minister Eli Yishai moved Wednesday to relax gun controls for West Bank residents after it emerged that Yitzhak Ames, one of four people killed in Tuesday night’s terrorist attack near Hebron, had his weapons permit revoked a few months prior to being murdered.Read
Yishai requested that Populations Registry head Amnon Ben-Ami act to relax conditions, including allowing settlers to acquire weapons without police approval, relying instead on professional opinions from the Interior Ministry, the Population Registry and the Immigration Authority.
the story at the Jerusalem Post