Israel to consider relaxing gun laws after Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

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Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonvitch. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonvitch. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonvitch ordered a probe to examine easing restrictions on gun laws following the gruesome terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead and eight injured on Tuesday.

According to a spokesperson for Aharonovitch, the minister would examine easing restrictions for security personnel and ex-military officers, but did not clarify if any changes would apply to the general public, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Aharonovitch also ordered a beefed-up security presence throughout Israel, including deploying more companies of Border Patrol officers, reinforcing police patrols, and setting up more checkpoints outside of Arab villages.

At the scene of the terror attack on Tuesday, Aharonvitch promised that the Israeli government would do everything it can to prevent future attacks.

“We are not in an easy period, [we are in] a period of terror attacks. I cannot promise that there won’t be another terror attack, but I can I promise we are doing everything we can to prevent it,” he said.

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