Muhammed, Egypt

November 22, 2011

How many people u killed?

Hey Muhammed,

Thanks for your question.  I want to start off by saying that during my service in the army, the last thing I ever wanted to do was to be in a situation where I would even have to consider hurting anybody else.  For the most part, no one wants to kill or have to kill, even in the case of self-defense.  I remember while going through training and learning about the power of the weapons we were going to be using and how they should be used only when absolutely necessary.  They made sure we understood the consequences of these weapons and ensured that we understand when it was proper and improper to use them.

Personally, I place the highest of values on the sanctity of life.  I value every life, Israeli, Palestinian, Jewish, Muslim and otherwise no matter who they are or what they have done.  To take someone’s life, even for instance, one who has committed a crime is one of the most unnatural and inhumane things we can do.  I always viewed the use of weapons as a means of last resort.



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