Shooting Down Hijacked Planes: Killing a Few to Save the Lives of Many

Is it permissible, forbidden, or obligatory to fire a missile at a hijacked plane, killing the innocent passengers on board for the sake of saving the lives of the people down below?

Based on the popular book Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events by Dovid Lichtenstein, this sourcesheet was adapted for teens by Shaya First. Formatted and edited by Rachel First. Includes the tzuras hadaf for the quoted Gemaras.

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