Elazar Azariya, the soldier convicted of killing a wounded terrorist in Chevron, reacted furiously to the decision of the Israel police not to allow him to carry a personal firearm.
A few months ago, MK Nava Boker (Likud) asked that the state allow Azariya to carry weapons, because she said that his life was in danger. His petition was denied.
“I enlisted in the army and chose combat service to defend the State of Israel and I did it with great pride,” he said. “As everyone knows, I and my family received and receive constant threats to our lives from terrorist organizations, and we also received a rifle bullet in the mailbox.”
“We complained about this to the Israel Police and to the IDF during my stay in one of the detention facilities, and amazingly, nothing was done,” Azariya said.
Benjamin Malka, Elazar Azaria’s former lawyer, told news outlets, “I think that they are too strict with Elor, who served his sentence and paid his debt to society. The police must examine whether there is a concrete threat or not. This is the only parameter that must be taken into consideration by decision-makers regarding the issue of arms licenses.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.