1 Israeli Religious Leader Condones Rape Of Palestinian Women
A senior Israeli Rabbi has permitted Israeli soldiers to rape
Palestinian women in a shocking response to a question about Israeli
Colonel Eyal Qarim began by saying that “the wars of Israel are
religious wars, in which they differ from the rest of the wars the
nations wage among themselves,” before going on to explain that he views
rape, in the event of a war, as being acceptable.
said that during the wars, the Israeli soldier has to maintain his
fighting ability; therefore, the prohibitions which weakens his ability
must be broken even if they are related to morals.
“As in war the
prohibition against risking your life is broken for the benefit of
others, so are the prohibitions against immorality,” the rabbi said.
make things clearer, he explained: “Wine touched by gentiles,
consumption of which is prohibited in peacetime, is allowed at war, to
maintain the good spirit of the warriors. Consumption of prohibited
foods is permitted at war to maintain the fitness of the warriors, even
though they are prohibited during peacetime.
so, war removes some of the prohibitions on sexual relations and even
though fraternising with a gentile woman is a very serious matter, it
was permitted during wartime out of understanding for the hardship
endured by the warriors.”
He even went more beyond rape and said:
“And since the success of the whole at war is our goal, the Torah
permitted the individual to satisfy the evil urge in his soul.”
the Israeli soldiers are fighting Palestinians, it is clearly
understood by the Israeli rabbi meant the Palestinian women when he
answered the question.