guns cheaper abroad DO NOT USE 390.
(photo credit: Courtesy Gedalya Bush)
Following the disclosure that Israeli-made chocolate bars were being sold in the
US for less than half the price of what they cost here, a new scandal threatens
to send social protesters back to the streets.
A Jerusalem Roast study
has found that Israeli-made firearms are being sold abroad at prices far lower
than their average retail prices in Israel. The report, which compares the
prices of Israeli-made firearms in Israel to their retail prices in Third
World-export countries (and rogue states Israeli firms sell arms to), found that
such weapons cost as little as half – or even a third – of their price within
This is even after the prices are adjusted for inflation and
import fees and sales tax are included.
The report was compiled by
comparing the prices of a range of firearms and crowd-control equipment (stun
grenades, smoke grenades, etc.) in four Israeli test cities (Lod, Umm al- Fahm,
Taibeh, and Bat Yam) to their prices in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa,
as well as a handful of Mexican-border towns.
Among other figures, the
report finds that an Israeli-made Jericho-brand pistol sells for as little as
$200 in Lagos, Nigeria, a fraction of the cost in Israel.
includes testimony from narco-trafficantes from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and
several towns in Sinaloa, who describe cut-rate prices for Uzi submachine guns,
Negev light machine guns and Galil assault rifles. The narcos also spoke about
the cheap costs of counter- terror and small-arms warfare training from former
Israeli special- operations officers, which they say cost a fraction of such
private-training courses in Israel.
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In addition, the report reveals that
Israeli firms sold riot-control equipment and vehicles to Robert Mugabe’s
Zimbabwe at on average of less than half of what such hardware would cost an
organized-crime family in Israel.
A source at Israel Military Industries
told the Roast on Monday that “Israel is an expensive place, everything is
expensive here. Look at the cost of Pesek Zman! And just this week they raised
the price of gas to NIS 8 a liter, nu
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