Proportional Response 

Proportional Response

According to the old testament, what response is proportional?
Let us say that "Hezbollah are nuts and for kidnapping soldiers, launching rockets and generally acting the maggot Israel has the right to go into another country and kill people".
However people generally seem to think that there going a bit overboard on the destruction. So what according to the Old Testament would be a proportionate response? More bluntly how many Semitic little girls is the Israeli army allowed murder?

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth",(Exodus 21:23-27) seems to imply only 1:1 ratio of murders are legitimate. However if you go by other passages it seems that you can only kill those who have attacked you, that the murdering of little girls is frowned upon.
"Thou shalt not aavenge, nor bear any bgrudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt clove thy dneighbour as thyself: I am the LORD." (LEVITICUS 19:18)
"The arevenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him." (Leviticus 35:19)

Torah based law is like gynecology, something you really should leave to the professionals. But if you want information on what vengeful acts a Jewish leader is allowed to engage in read this.

Of Course if you go by the bible Christians are not really allowed to engage in warfare at all, and that does not stop them.
Christian's are not allowed to seek vengeance, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" (Romans 12:19, King James Version)
Engage in sinful acts to prevent other sinful acts "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21)
Generally be disgruntled with those who attack you, "You have it said... love your friend, hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you". (Matthew 5:43-44)

What ratio of deaths between warring parties is proportional according to the old testament to the bible?

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