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Justum ad Bellum and Israels 2006 attack on Lebanon: an examination of just war principles

Gassama, Saikou Kawsu and Ebrahimi, Mansoureh and Yusoff, Kamaruzaman (2018) Justum ad Bellum and Israels 2006 attack on Lebanon: an examination of just war principles. Asian Social Science, 14 (8). pp. 68-75. ISSN 1911-2017

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v14n8p68


Due to the continuum of Hezbollah rocket attacks from southern Lebanon, Israel attacked Lebanon in July 2006, devastating infrastructure and causing substantial loss of Lebanese lives. This paper provides a detailed documented analysis that examines the applicability of Just-War concepts and criteria for the attack with a view to determine whether or not it was morally justified according to accepted international standards. After reviewing contemporary expositors, our analysis of Just-War criteria according to traditions stemming from St. Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas indicate that although a few criteria fit Just-War Theory, Israel had overwhelmingly failed to satisfy requisite conditions for both jus ad bellum and jus in bello, thereby rendering their Lebanon incursion unjustifiable, and therefore an unjust war.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:proportionality, just cause, last resort
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:86884
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 12:10
Last Modified:22 Oct 2020 12:10

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