There has been a massive rise in agricultural theft in Israel by Bedouins and Arabs since 2011.
In response to the crisis, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan ordered the Firearm Licensing Department to give farmers gun permits promptly upon request and allocated hard hit regional counsels eight million shekels. Half the allocated funds were earmarked for defensive measures such as cameras and fences.
Rural crime was spotlighted in 2007 when Negev farmer Shai Dromi shot a Bedouin intruder. The subsequent brouhaha led to the establishment of the Dromi Law, which maintains, as the Torah does, that shooting an intruder is an act of self-defense and not a crime.