Israel’s War with Gaza: Double Standard and Cruelty

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rabbi-yosef-mizrachi-mercy-cruelWhy can Hamas fire deliberately at our civilians declaring “death to the Jewish children” while the IDF is forbidden to fire on the terrorist’s headquarters which are full of weapons because of ‘human shields’ who are helping the terrorists? Why are we risking the lives of our boys to get terrorists in their own neighborhood with “tweezers” instead of shooting down from the sky?! The reason is because our values are distorted! Having mercy on the cruel ultimately results in being cruel to the merciful! We are showing mercy to ‘human shields’ who are protecting terrorists and in turn being cruel to our own people and risking their very lives. This is not mercy!!! It’s cruelty and absolute absurdity!!!

Having mercy on the cruel ultimately results in being cruel to the merciful!: This quote ist from Midrash Zuta, Midrash Tanchuma and Yalkut . Shimoni. The Rabbis read 1 Samuel Chapter 22 in light of what Shaul had done in 1 Samuel Chapter 15 where Agag is temporarily spared only to be killed by Shmuel.

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