54 Lebanese civilians, including 37 children, were killed in an Israeli Air Force strike on a 3-story building in the city of Qana in south Lebanon on July 30. (NYT, July 30) From Israel’s largest newspaper,Yediot Aharonot, July 30:
Yesha Rabbinical Council: During time of war, enemy has no innocents
The Yesha Rabbinical Council announced in response to an IDF attack in Kfar Qanna that “according to Jewish law, during a time of battle and war, there is no such term as ‘innocents’ of the enemy.”
“All of the discussions on Christian morality are weakening the spirit of the army and the nation and are costing us in the blood of our soldiers and civilians,” the statement said.
[“Yesha” is the Hebrew acronym for “Judea, Samaria and Gaza” — the occupied West Bank, and Gaza Strip -ed.]
See our last post on the Lebanon crisis.