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Israel Signs UN’s Arms Trade Treaty for 2-Year Trial Period

Israel signed the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), agreeing not to sell weapons to criminal groups or recognized terrorists.

By Yaakov Levi


Israel in recent days signed the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), in which the country commits not to sell weapons to terrorists and criminal groups. Israel has taken on provisional membership in the treaty, and will review the matter after a 24 month test membership period. The treaty became effective on December 24, and has been signed by 130 states.

Terrorist shooting gun

Terrorist shooting AK-47 assault rifle – Photo: Thinkstock

Among the countries that have so far refused to sign the resolution are Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela.

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