October 13, 2006

Legal Expert: Israel Justified in Self-Defense

Via Legal Expert: Israel Justified in Self-Defense:

Israel has a right to defend itself against terrorist groups, even when its actions harm innocent civilians, Fordham University law professor Avi Bell told students Thursday. "I have a human right not to be killed. I have the right to call on the state to protect me from being killed." Since Hizballah's intent is to "kill a people...because of their national identity, Israel is required to attempt to take control of these people and bring them to justice as well as to foil their attempted acts of genocide." Bell said that the techniques Israel employs in its fight against terrorism all fall within the law and Israel's need to defeat terrorism outweighed the dangers of collateral damage.