Undoubtedly, targeted killings [specifically, the assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi] are troubling. But since the alternative is to wait for more innocents to be blown apart by Hamas, how can that possibly be right?
Tragically, that is sometimes all too true. But killing individuals in the interests of others breaks one of the most fundamental moral rules of a civilised society.
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