What confuses outsiders is, what makes this rabbi a "leading" rabbi? Does his title give him the authority to countermand the stated policies of the IDF? Is the government in fear of this man and his perceived power? Or is it afraid of the settlers? It has to be either fear or approval. Which is it?
At least 13 killed in bomb explosion suburb of Baghdad (Reuters)
from the article: Leading rabbi encourages IDF soldiers to use Palestinian human shields