Targeted Killings Can Save Lives

(Ha'aretz) Tuvia Blumenthal - The targeted killing of a terrorist, in the course of which ten innocent Palestinians are killed, is no less moral than a decision not to act, as a result of which the terrorist succeeds in carrying out a terrorist attack in which ten innocent Israelis are killed. Striking at the suicide bomber will prevent one attack, while striking at an "arch-terrorist" can prevent numerous attacks. The writer is a professor of economics at Ben-Gurion University.

2004-03-22 00:00:00

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