Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita in a posting to Facebook stated that soldiers and policemen who do not shoot terrorist dead should be investigated as to why a terrorist was permitted to remain alive.
May one permit a terrorist to live after an attack for the sake of interrogation?
One may not permit a terrorist to remain alive after an attack for we fear he may strike against in the future after being released.
One must of course seek a legal way to remove this evil from our midst. Only in the case of absolute must, such as a ticking time bomb may we permit him to live to question him and then send him to Gehenom as quickly as possible.
In my opinion, an investigation must be launched against policemen and soldiers who do not kill terrorists to determine how he is still alive. Perhaps the law is not sufficiently clear and should be amended. Perhaps people in the prosecution should be placed on trial or perhaps the police or the IDF has to shake up some officers.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)