Kidnapped because they intended to free palestinian men held without trial.
Doh my irony meter over modern history's wars just explodinated. Halucinating... MAI LAI... over again... pant wheeze cough
"And they rain rockets on homes its true. But Israelis knock homes and villages in half (literally) with an illegal wall and illegal territory grabs"
"In response to rockets, yeah, so let's keep firing those."
Pfft, cause the rational thing to do to stop a rocket that flies hundreds of feet in the air is build a cement wall. You just proved against yourself that the actions israel takes are not to defend itself but marginalise palestine.
"I believe Israel has been quite tolerant to the Palestinians..."
It's like you don't get that israel is an expansionist zionist state who believes that it has the right to all the land that the palestinians occupy thus expanding itself aggressively through the use of neighborhood projects geographically designed to undermine the economy of the palestinians. They don't allow aid to enter the country they don't allow imports or exports to happen and they are poor as dirt as a result. They control the utilities, like the electricity and the water and they shut them on and off with impunity. You don't get that the israeli army is made up of conscripted racist kids who run over cars with their tanks out of mean-spiritedness, who take pot shots at the civilians of palestine over the walls of the security fence - daily - so they cannot farm the lands they have occupied for centuries.
I watch BBC and Al-jazeera because al-jazeeras foreign corespondency is superior to any domestic american service (who simply do not have the money for a good number of foreign correspondents)
The term "Zionist" is racist and uncalled for. This is proof of your bias. As such, nothing you say will be taken seriously.