source: ynet news
Yesha Rabbinical Council: During time of war, enemy has no innocents
The Yesha Rabbinical Council announced in response to an IDF attack in Kfar Qanna that "according to Jewish law, during a time of battle and war, there is no such term as 'innocents' of the enemy."
All of the discussions on Christian morality are weakening the spirit of the army and the nation and are costing us in the blood of our soldiers and civilians," the statement said. (Efrat Weiss)
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Yesha (יש"ע) is a Hebrew acronym for "Judea Samaria Gaza" (Hebrew: יהודה שומרון עזה, "Yehuda Shomron 'Azza", the West Bank and Gaza Strip), and is one of a number of terms used to describe the areas Israel gained control over during the Six-Day War of June 1967. The areas had previously been captured by Egypt and Jordan during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The term "Yesha" is still commonly used in Israel even though Israel has evacuated the settlements and military bases from Gush Katif and retreated to the Green Line.
The Yesha Council is the umbrella organization of the various municipal councils (local, regional, and cities) which oversees the settlement of Jews in the area. The population is predominantly Muslim Arab.