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Israeli rabbi: It’s okay to kill innocent civilians and destroy Gaza

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, private 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.”


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    1. Chris

      And this is why ALL religion should be banned! I have not read of a single religion that doesn’t sanctify murdering innocent people in one way or another.

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      • Ahmad Abdus Sabour

        Why stop at religion? Let’s just ban all people then. Since most of us are prone to violence in one form or another.

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    2. Sabbir Khan

      Lets prosecute this RACIST SCUM.

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    3. Brock Abdo

      According to this FATWA, is OKAY for Palestinian to do the same to the ISRAELIS?!!!!

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    4. arb

      Well, we could send him to Gaza. He sounds like he would fit in as a junior writer on one of Hamas’s TV programs for Palestinian children.

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    5. angry jew

      Kiryat Arba should be surrendered to the Palestinians along with this racist “rabbi”. Leave Israel and take your racist propaganda with you!

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    6. Seraphya

      I don’t think this is actionable from a prosecution standpoint for incitement to violence. He can easily say as an excuse that he was talking about what he thinks should be done and that soldiers follow the commands of their officers not his proclamations. I think he has said enough things in the past that were actionable, but prosecutors are too scared to go after him because they are politically scared and/or they are afraid if they lose it could be worse than not having tried.
      What is disgusting is that he is not yet a persona non grata among politicians and other circles.

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    7. Piotr Berman

      “Therefore, during war the attacked people are allowed to punish the enemy population in any punishment it finds worthy, ”

      Hamas feels that they were attacked, and the event immediately prior to the current escalation was the killing of 6 of their members. I guess that Rav Dov is indeed supplying them with the talking points. Not that they needed it.

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    8. Goldmarx

      Any word on whether Bibi & Co. have disavowed the Rabbi’s statements?

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      • Tess

        I should think they are much more likely to condone them!

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    9. Roberto Olivetti

      I think the problem isn’t what is allowed or not by a religion, but what international laws allow.
      Anyways, what a little man 🙁

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    10. Average American

      I’d like to pose a question from a different direction. What type of government does Israel have? Does the government need the approval of the clergy, like this ruling? Does the government follow first religious guidelines and second the guidelines of secular law? Does the clergy have official positions in the government (for example The Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel)? Do the citizens believe the clergy has a higher authority than the government? If so, that’s a theocracy.

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    11. Jan Boots

      Day by day, Israël is creating more enemies by his genocide policy in Gaza, mr rabbi!

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    12. Staffan Ekbom

      crazy exactly like Daesh/isis

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    13. Robert Shanab

      Rabbis who advocate the killing of innocents should also be classified as terrorists.They consider themselves men of the cloth and what a shame to Judaism, one of the noblest religions.

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      • Exactly. Blessed (only) are the peacemakers!

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    14. IM

      It’s so easy for people to point fingers at religion but they truly forgetting that there’s a lot of major wars that didn’t involve religion in at all: for example: WW1, WW2, Cold War, Vietnam, etc.
      Mankind is prone to start wars no matter the agenda.

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