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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Military Rabbi Urged Troops to Show No Mercy in Gaza (Video)

And they say that the IDF is the most moral army in the world. Must be true, they slaughtered over 1300 Gazans, over 400 of them children, all in the name of "God"

Video: Military Rabbi Urged Troops to Show No Mercy in Gaza
Rights Group Complains After Troops Told That Gaza's Civilian Population Was Not Innocent

Posted January 26, 2009

Israeli human rights group Yesh Din is calling for the ouster of the militarys top rabbi, Brigadier General Avichai Rontzki over his messages to soldiers during the 22-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The primary concern was a booklet which, among other things, contained a rabbinical edict against showing mercy.

The booklet contains quotes from a nationalist rabbi which declares that showing mercy during the battle would be terribly immoral and quotes a medieval sage who cautioned Jews not to be enticed by the folly of the Gentiles who have mercy for the cruel. Yesh Din says the booklet could have been seen by soldiers as official encouragement to act in violation of international law an important issue as the Israeli government scrambles to defend itself against accusations of massive war crimes during the war.

Another pamphlet told troops that the civilian population of the Gaza Strip was not innocent, and urges them to spare your lives and the lives of your friends and not to show concern for a population that surrounds us and harms us. Over 1,400 Palestinians were killing during the war, a large number of them civilians.

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