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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Executing Arab Terrorists on The Spot, Good or Bad?

There has been a lot of anger, especially concerning terror attacks in the past when police and security only "shot to stop" the Arab terrorists caught in the act of murder or attempted murder. Most Israelis couldn't understand why the various security forces didn't just kill/execute them and save us the expense and manpower for medical care and after that housing them in jail and then all the expenses of trials which give the terrorists chances to promote their anti-Israel agenda.

And by killing them they can't be used in "trades." Too many deadly Arab terrorists now walk free after getting world class medical treatment, well-publicized trials and then since even when convicted there's no death penalty in Israel, the convicted Arab terrorists are then traded for hapless Israelis, civilians and soldiers captured by other terrorists. Quite a few of those terrorist just rejoin the terror against Israelis.

Police standing near the body of the dead terrorist in the October 4, 2015 attack in Jerusalem.
Photo Credit: Flash90

At some of the more recent terror attacks, the terrorists were executed on the spot, which at least guarantees that they won't be able to kill or attempt to kill again. And that's besides all of the other things I just wrote.

Jewish morality comes from the Bible, and in the Bible it says that a murder must be killed.

There are those calling the killing of a terrorist in action a "lynch." And there have been recent attacks in which the police have ended up protecting the terrorist. I'm not saying that a man down should be beaten to death. What I'm saying is that there is nothing wrong in shooting a terrorist to kill.

The reason I don't like the use of the word lynch here is because we have been using to to describe when Arabs have attacked and/or murdered Jews who inadvertently entered Arab areas/neighborhoods/towns.

Ramalla lynch of Jews by Arabs

IDF Rescues US Jews from Arab Lynch Mob in HevronFive men were in a car that strayed into Arab Hevron and attacked by a mob with firebombs. Two suffered moderate to light injuries.
As I've written many times, there is a war going on. The Arabs want us dead and gone, and we must fight it and defeat our enemies. This is no game, and the Arabs have made their goal very clear. We must take appropriate action!

When someone goes out to war, they expect that they can die, so when an Arab terrorist goes out to kill/murder Jews, they expect to die, and there is nothing wrong in executing them.


Doodad said...

You make a good point that many fail to realize; it IS a war. Agree fully with your logic.

NormanF said...


Israel is too squeamish to bring in the death penalty for murder.

Let me guess: it would upset Jew-hating Europeans? I've never understood why Israel values their views so highly.

Deterring Arabs from murdering Jews should be the priority.

As the Talmud rightly says, "kill him who comes to kill you, first."

Survival is not an option.

Batya said...

Thank you

Batya said...

A war is s war

Shiloh said...

And if since the gov't said the bodies are not returned, and then on Shabbat they are, the muzrats just laugh at us. What do we expect. They believe in their fabricated shtick more then we believe in ourselves and us creating our own destiny. Wake up Israel.

Batya said...


Unknown said...

If the terrorist is not killed he/she will spend a few years in prison (with all the 5-star conditions the Arabs receive in Israeli prisons) and then be released in a deal - like the almost 1000 who were released in the infamous Shalit deal a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

That has such a simple answer; the Torah tells us exactly what to do. He who comes to kill you, kill him first. It is war, no doubt, but now is a time when words are twisted and nothing makes sense - a terrorist is an activist or a militant, etc., etc. and lies continue and people for all the garbage. When there is no leadership in the world, anything goes, r'l.

Anonymous said...

Lynching is murder.

Batya said...

Yonathan Gormezano, exactly.
a 6/11/15 03:17, yes
Jenny, it's more like self-defense in a war situation. Remember, there's a war against us here.

ora said...

wow, you really don't know your torah & halacha...

Batya said...


Ora said...

You, Batya...

The Torah very strongly opposes extrajudicial executions. The present halacha is that the true smicha was lost, therefore there could not be any jewish court pronouncing death penalties.

Now, I don't know if your position is that you want to try and find the lost smiha and reintroduce a "jewish death penalty".
This would imply that adultery, heresy, male homosexuality, shabbat breaking, witchcraft, etc. could be punished by capital punishment. Note that it is more probably that "crimes" like "heresy" would meet the very stringent conditions (2 witnesses & warning) than murder (which tend to be committed in secret).

I, personally, would not like to live in a state where heresy or shabbat breaking is punished by capital punishment, even if I personally keep shabbat.

You cannot just brandy the torah when it suits you, to justify the killing of palestinians.

Note further that "din rodef" only applies in situations of imminent danger when no other means than killing is available to stop the rodef, very similar to the right of self-defense or alter ego defense in other judicial systems....

Note further that a very strange interpretation of the concept of "din rodef" lead to Rabin's assassination...