Does anyone else have that right? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nate
    • 17.02.13 | 10:47 (IST)

    Does anyone else have that right? Do Palestinians involved in armed struggle have the same right to "strike down any enemy at any time"? That would of course not only mean that they can attack Israeli soldiers wherever and whenever, but also that they have the right in your view to assassinate Netanyahu or Avigdor Lieberman. If we take the view that anyone has the right at any time to kill whomever he or she sees as an enemy, then that makes literally everyone in the world fair game, so long as the target is seen as an enemy. Or is Israel the only country with that "right"? If so, why is this a right for Israel and for no one else? What confers upon Israel the right to "defend" itself if these rights aren't shared by every other country and citizen on the planet?

    from the article: In U.S., doubts over targeted assassinations are not as taboo as in Israel
    First published 23:50 15.02.13 | Last updated 09:14 15.02.13
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