Israeli Army Chief of Staff Condemned for Opposition to Needless Killings
Amid ongoing condemnation of Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, who last month publicly declared “I don’t want a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors,” Israel’s chief Sepherdic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef urged soldiers to ignore the Army Chief’s orders, as well as court rulings, and just kill any “armed Palestinians” they find.
Yosef argued that it was a religious imperative for all Jews to kill armed enemies and to be unconcerned with the rulings of the High Court or other officials, urging that the killings would serve as a deterrent.
Yosef’s comments came amid a sermon on whether or not it is permissible to kill Amalekites on the Sabbath. Amalekites are an enemy of the Hebrews from the Old Testament, though there exists…
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