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. (Efrat Weiss)
Yesha Rabbinical Council: During time of war, enemy has no innocents
YnetNews.com, July 30, 2006
Well, the Rabbinical Council has clearly and unequivocally given its moral approval of every terrorist attack, past and future. Hamas, Al Qaeda, IRA, The Shining Path Marxist rebels of Peru or any other group that perceives itself to be at war can, according to the learned Rabbis of the council, maim or kill anybody whom it considers to be part of the enemy population as not one member of that population, be that a newborn baby or a frail old lady, is an 'innocent', according to those Rabbis.
Most Israelis would likely disagree with the opinion of the Council. For one thing, most Israelis do not approve of Hamas blowing up their civilian buses killing innocents riding on them. As for me personally - I am a Jew, but whatever it is those Rabbis understand to be Jewish law is nothing I would want to abide by.