Israel's Targeted Killing of Hamas Leader Justified
By David Holcberg (National Review Online, May 13, 2004; Washington Jewish Week, April 29, 2004)
Israel's targeted killing of Abdel Aziz Rantisi was as justified as would be America's targeted killing of Osama bin Laden.
Rantisi, the leader of Hamas, a terrorist organization responsible for the murder and maiming of hundreds of innocents, got what he deserved.
That heads of state from London to Paris criticized Israel's action instead of applauding it reveals, once again, their utter moral bankruptcy--and their seemingly endless willingness to appease evil.
But as logic suggests and history demonstrates, appeasing evil only emboldens it, and those who fail to learn this lesson invariably become targets of evil themselves.