‘Leading rabbi encourages IDF soldiers to use Palestinian human shields’ - Haaretz Daily
This is an example of what Ludwig and I were talking about the other day. If a person’s universe of knowledge consists only of religious law, then every problem turns into a question of how to interpret religious law.
But this is an engineering problem, a problem for those who develop military technology—this isn’t a halachic issue, that is, a proper interpretation of religious law in not going to solve the questions of urban warfare.
For instance, with this rifle, a soldier doesn’t need human shields.
The question becomes moot.