So how do you beef up se­cu­rity on Is­rael’s streets? Meet the heavy mob

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY NIS­SAN TZUR

A LEAD­ING Pol­ish se­cu­rity com­pany has of­fered to fly its top 100 body­guards to Is­rael fol­low­ing the re­cent wave of ter­ror at­tacks.

Be­ni­amin Kra­sicki, owner of City Se­cu­rity, made the of­fer in a let­ter to Is­rael’s Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity, Gi­lad Er­dan.

“It is with com­plete hor­ror that we have been view­ing the heinous at­tacks on in­no­cent Is­raelis over the past few weeks in Is­rael. Here in Poland, we have un­for­tu­nately seen too many at­tacks against Jews in our his­tory, as we saw in the Holo­caust,” he wrote.

“We would like to of­fer our ser­vices to you on an en­tirely vol­un­tary level. We can no longer sit aside and watch th­ese at­tacks take place with­out do­ing some­thing.”

He told the JC: “We asked all our 5,000 se­cu­rity guards if they would be in­ter­ested in go­ing to Is­rael. One hun­dred re­sponded pos­i­tively, and many oth­ers showed in­ter­est. We

will pay all the costs, in­clud­ing salaries and for stay­ing in Is­rael for a month.”

Mr Kra­sicki also per­suaded the Pol­ish air­line Lot to sup­ply half-price tick­ets. But the ex­er­cise would still cost him $7,000 per man, a price he is happy to pay.

He added: “My mother was born in Ar­gentina to a Jewish fam­ily, so I have Jewish roots, and Is­rael is very close to my heart.

“No per­son should sit still while such bru­tal at­tacks against in­no­cent peo­ple

take place.”

Hard work­ers: some of the guards who vol­un­teered

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