Health Ministry asks those with gun licenses to serve as hospital security guards

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

An Israeli wounded by rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel arrives at the Ziv hospital in Safed, October 17, 2023. (David Cohen/Flash90)
An Israeli wounded by rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel arrives at the Ziv hospital in Safed, October 17, 2023. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The Health Ministry asks Israelis with a valid gun license to volunteer to serve as security guards at hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Some guards have been called to reserve military service and are not on the job. Should the war escalate, medical centers will need to rely on volunteers to secure medical centers dealing with high patient loads and overcrowding.

To apply click here.

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