I’ve been reading about some of the Mossad’s activity and it’s gotten me to wonder about Halacha, specifically around murder. Some of the targets of Mossad are not direct combatants in war. In some cases, they have targeted civilian nuclear scientists that are aiding in the development of weapons. So, my question is, is this halachically murder? Does Halacha give more lenience with the rules when it comes to intelligence work? Because, it seems to me that a lot of Halacha would make it difficult or impossible to do such work while practicing.
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