Rabbi’s book says Jews can kill gentiles


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A West Bank rabbi has written a book that says Jews can kill non-Jews who threaten Israel.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira of the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar released the book Monday.

Shapira, head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva, also said in "The King’s Torah" that it is permissible to kill children if they pose a threat, Ha’aretz reported.

The book is based on Bible quotations to which Shapira has added his own opinions.

"The King’s Torah" was released shortly after the announcement of the arrest of an alleged Jewish terrorist who admitted to killing Palestinians and attacks on messianic Jews and left-wing Jews. 

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