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  9/25/2011, Elul 26, 5771

Rabbi: Murder Dictates Collective Punishment

Rabbi Dov Lior of Kiryat Arba commented, Sunday evening on Friday's murder of Asher and Yehonatan Palmer, saying "There are murderous rioters around us. The Torah says collective punishment applies and that's how the Israel Defense Forces must approach the rioters."

Speaking at a memorial for the Palmers, Rabbi Lior said, "There are no innocent people in a war. The settlement enterprise is strong and powerful, and will continue settling the land."