Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has a unique response to the deal ending a decade of political, geographic and societal Palestinian divisions.
The Israeli government’s response to the deal was among the tamest it has ever directed toward anything including the word Hamas, namely that Israel won’t conduct “diplomatic relations” with a Palestinian government including Hamas unless it fulfills half a dozen conditions.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, however, took the cake with his prescription for how to cope with the reconciliation deal ending a decade of political and geographic Palestinian divisions: encouraging Israeli civilians to carry more guns.
According to a Ynet report, the comments were made at a dedication ceremony for a new firearms licensing center in Ramleh, outside of Tel Aviv. Right. Because if the strongest military in the Middle East — which has proven, time and again, that it can reign massive death destruction on the Islamic group — can’t deter Hamas, a few hundred handguns in the suburbs of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will surely get the job done.