Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that his government will continue to expand the distribution of weapons to Israeli citizens.
Netanyahu’s remarks came after a shooting attack that left three dead in Jerusalem.
The Israeli prime minister saluted those who killed the two assailants.
“The quick reaction of two soldiers and a civilian managed to eliminate the terrorists and prevented a more dangerous attack,” he said.
Public Security Minister and leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Itamar Ben Gvir, reiterated his call to arm civilians.
“We have a strong police and we have a strong army, but there is not a policeman everywhere,” he said. "Therefore, wherever citizens have weapons, they can protect lives."
Ben-Gvir vowed to continue distributing arms to Israeli civilians.
Three people, including a woman, were killed and six injured in a shooting attack Thursday in Jerusalem, according to Israeli Channel 12.