we are not discussing if Israel has the right to defend herself or not. All nations have the right to defend themselves, including the Israeli nation, the Palestinian, the Iranian,Norwegian,Burmese etc etc. The question is how far can we allow the military units to go ? No mercy ? Extermination ? If you consider that all human beings have the same value, then the question is easy to reply to. If you think that some nations are superior and other inferior, then you can motivate the extermination-policy ! Right or wrong ?
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
from the article: IDF Chief Rabbi: Troops who show mercy to enemy will be 'damned'