Ed note: Although Netanyahu blames Hamas for using human shields as the reason why there are so many Palestinian casualties and also praises the Israeli army for not targeting civilians and being the most moral, the reality of what the Israeli army is doing is more in line with the words of their Chief Rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba in the southern West Bank than Netanyahu's false claims. Collective punishment and killing innocent civilians are all permissible and encouraged in Judaism according to their Chief Rabbi .
Dov Lior, a racist Israeli rabbi from the West Bank settlement Kiryat Arba, recently posted a Halakhic ruling allowing to kill innocent civilians, after being asked about the “war” (it’s a massacre) in Gaza.
Here are a few lines from the ruling (pictured below):
“The Torah of Israel guides us in all walks of life, privat e and public, on how to behave during war and also how to keep moral standards.
The Maharal from Prague (Rabbi Judah Loew – A.K.), in his book Gur Arye, clearly writes that… in all wars the attacked people are allowed to attack fiercely the people from whom the attackers came from and they do not have to check if he personally belongs to the fighters.
Therefore, during war the attacked people are allowed to punish the enemy population in any punishment it finds worthy, such as denying supplies or electricity and also to bomb the whole area according to the discretion of the army minister and not to just simply endanger soldier’s lives but to take crushing deterrence steps to exterminate the enemy.
In the case of Gaza, the Minister of Defense will be allowed to instruct even the destruction of Gaza so that the south will no longer suffer and to avoid harm to our people who have been suffering for so long from the surrounding enemies.”
Any kind of talk about humanism and consideration are moot when speaking of saving our brothers in the south and in the rest of the country and bringing back quiet to our country.”