The Torah seems to allow many instances of killing. Genocide is sometimes okay if you give fair warning. So is the execution of a convicted murderer, or even those who break the Sabbath.
It does prohibit murder, and some say murder means "ninja like" killing. (You can be a samurai, but you can't be a ninja.)
This question is not asking whether it's morally wrong to assassinate terrorists. It's about whether it breaks G-d's commandment or not.
I am just wondering, is it allowed by Torah? If it's allowed, what does, "Thou shall not murder" mean anyway? It seems that all are fair game.
Does it simply mean not murdering fellow Jews?
Note: I am not asking whether jews are evil or not. I don't think so. At least not more than the rest of the world. I am just curious what the laws really mean.
Anyway, speaking of genocide:
As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.
If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.
Now I understand that other tribes at that time were not more merciful either.
I am just curious on what kill/murder means in ten commandment. Does it apply to kittens too, for example?
My understanding is from biblical passages and answers around here:
So on what cases killing is okay and killing is not and well, the original question is whether mossad assassination is okay.
Again, I am not saying it's wrong. I understand the other side would pull the same thing too. I am just wondering if it's halakha or not.