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Cohen, Gili, Yaniv Kubovich and Jonathan Lis. 2013 ‘Israeli Civilians Own 292,265 Firearms - But Does That Make the Country Safer?.’ Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv). Jerusalem: Ha'aretz. 26 April

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According to data from the Public Security Ministry, Israeli civilians currently own 292,265 weapons. Of these, 157,000 are privately owned. These numbers, which do not include weapons belonging to the Israel Defense Forces, show that one in 19 adults in Israel owns a weapon…

Since 2002, 16 women have been murdered by partners who were employed as security guards, using weapons they obtained at work…

An internal report from the Public Security Ministry points to another worrisome trend: firearm theft. Since the 1970s, 23,000 firearms have been stolen or lost reaching "unknown recipients."

The actual number of illegal firearms in Israel is estimated to be much greater, since they also include weapons stolen from the army…

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