Rethinking the law of armed conflict in an age of terrorism
Lanham [etc.] : Lexington Books, 2012
In this chapter, it is argued that targeted killing is fully consistent with Israeli law. Israel's use of targeted killing also fits with traditional Just War doctrine, in that it is both discriminate and proportionate. By meting out punishment to the guilty, targeted killing also meets the retributive demands of the Israeli population. While the policy of targeted killing makes sense for Israel, however, it is argued that it can be improved upon. Israel should be forthright and unapologetic about its policy of targeted killing, for it is a moral and legal imperative in light of the situation Israel faces. The following pages will explain these points in more detail.