Wat lees ik in The Jerusalem Post?
All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings.
According to Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals.
Ik herhaal even, in het Nederlands. Volgens de voormalige sefardische opperrabijn van Iraël is er geen enkel moreel of ethish bezwaar tegen het willekeurig doden van burgers.
Tweeduizend jaar later zijn we heel, heel erg ver van Hillel.