Tony Greenstein | 18 November 2012 | Post Views:

Israel’s Military Rabbinate Advocates Deliberately Killing Palestinian Children

Small Palestinian children burning to death, following the phosphor explosives bombardment by Jewish soldiers on their school.

 When you deliberately target a house or school then you do so knowing that children will be the victims.  At best you don’t care, at worse you want Palestinian dead because, like the Nazi argument about whey Jewish children had to be killed, they will only grow up to be terrorists.

Those who find this difficult to believe should know that the Israeli Rabbis who dominate the Israeli military have consistently emphasised that children and civilian deaths should not be avoided.  The Israeli military rabbinate fully subscribe to these Nazi values.

As Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira wrote in Torat Ha’Melech (The King’s Torah), a book defended by hundreds of Israeli rabbis

“In any situation in which a non-Jew’s presence endangers Jewish lives, the non-Jew may be killed even if he is a righteous Gentile and not at all guilty for the situation that has been created…When a non-Jew assists a murderer of Jews and causes the death of one, he may be killed, and in any case where a non-Jew’s presence causes danger to Jews, the non-Jew may be killed…The [Din Rodef] dispensation applies even when the pursuer is not threatening to kill directly, but only indirectly…Even a civilian who assists combat fighters is considered a pursuer and may be killed. Anyone who assists the army of the wicked in any way is strengthening murderers and is considered a pursuer. A civilian who encourages the war gives the king and his soldiers the strength to continue. Therefore, any citizen of the state that opposes us who encourages the combat soldiers or expresses satisfaction over their actions is considered a pursuer and may be killed. Also, anyone who weakens our own state by word or similar action is considered a pursuer…Hindrances—babies are found many times in this situation. They block the way to rescue by their presence and do so completely by force. Nevertheless, they may be killed because their presence aids murder. There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults.”…In a chapter entitled “Deliberate harm to innocents,” the book explains that war is directled mainly against the pursuers, but those who belong to the enemy nation are also considered the enemy because they are assisting murderers.

See also that 1477 Palestinian children have been killed in the past 12 years according to even an Israeli human rights group Btselem, compared to 129 Israeli Jewish children.  And in the past 10 years there have been virtually no Israeli children killed compared to Palestinian children and the graph shows that the killing of children began with Israel attacks. 

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