Monday, February 01, 2016

Israeli Government Testing the Waters of Weapon Confiscation

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Arutz 7: Woman gets back gun license taken over Temple Mount prayer
Old City resident successfully petitions having her license revoked in the midst of a terror wave for ‘Praying on Temple Mount.’

Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2016

In the middle of the Arab terror wave, a 55-year-old female Jewish resident of Jerusalem's Old City had her license to carry a handgun removed by the Internal Security Ministry, after police claimed she "prayed on the Temple Mount” in December.

The woman, Feiga Tavnes, has lived in the Old City for the past 35 years. For all of those 35 years she has held a license to carry a firearm and owned a personal handgun, and in all those years she has never been investigated or run afoul of the law. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Of course, this attempt at revoking this lady's gun license has absolutely nothing to do with whether she prayed on the Har HaBayith (the Temple Mount), or even ascended it.
It should be noted that Tavnes was not investigated for prayer on the Temple Mount, which even if it occurred, does not constitute legal grounds for revoking a weapons permit. 
She would have been pounced on by Arabs, if they even suspected such a thing. The Wakf (Jordanian Muslim authority) would then have complained VERY LOUDLY, and the Israeli Police officers present would have immediately kowtowed to their demands, without even obtaining the lady's side of the story.

She would then have been whisked away. At least I hope that she would be whisked away being an older woman. If she were a man, then she certainly would have been removed with much greater force.

Man or woman, the suspect would then have been banned from ascending Har HaBayith, for who knows how long.

This incident was simply an example of the powers that be testing the waters of weapon confiscation, which I have no doubt will be expanded from the current targets in Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria). We have now seen a hint of its expansion in Jerusalem.

Apparently, the Israeli Police force did not do its homework, and chose to attempt the revocation of the license held by someone for 35 years, and free of any negative record.

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