yes, they can, and so can you. and you are all paid for doing so. rabbi oveida only wished that "our enemies and haters come to an end." in every conflict and in every war, ordinary people wish that their enemies come to an end. this means the enemies only, not those who are innocent.
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Rabbis can apparently say whatever they want