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Chief rabbi calls to carry firearms in synagogues following Elad attack

Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attends the traditional selling of hametz (food containing leavening) of the State of Israel to a non-Jew before the upcoming Passover holiday, on March 29, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attends the traditional selling of hametz (food containing leavening) of the State of Israel to a non-Jew before the upcoming Passover holiday, on March 29, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef, issues a rare public statement, calling on Orthodox Jews with firearm licenses to carry their weapons in synagogues, following last night’s deadly terror attack in Elad.

“Due to the tense security situation, those with a license to carry a weapon… should bring it to the synagogue and help secure the public,” the statement reads.

Police officials have indicated that the two terrorists may still be in the Elad area.

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