Terror endorsed by law

Israel confirms its status as a rogue state:

The High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the Israel Defense Forces policy of targeted killings of militants does not categorically violate international law, and the legality of each targeted killing must be evaluated on an individual basis.

The three-justice panel unanimously ruled that “it cannot be determined in advance that every targeted killing is prohibited according to customary international law””¦

The court ruled that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist organizations has the characteristics of armed international conflict, and therefore is subject to international law.

“In its fight against international terrorism, Israel must act according to the rules of international law,” the court said. “We must balance security needs and human rights. Not every efficient means is also legal. The ends do not justify the means.”

All Palestinians who resist occupation – a legitimate right under international law – are legitimate targets, or “subject to the risks of attack to which a combatant is subject…”

UPDATE: A Palestinian journalist and mother in Gaza explains the collective punishment of her people.

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