All of you Israel bashers and Jew haters have to at least understand who the Israelis are up against, and then you can go back to your pointless drivel: Hamas et al are a brutal enemy that not only focuses on killing Israeli civilians (they are no match for the IDF) but an enemy that risks the lives of their own civilians in the process. How dare all of you make assumptions on the level of danger involved in apprehending these lovely neighbors. I say three dead terrorists are better than three captured terrorists. Why on earth would Israel take them alive and wait for them to be released in another botched Schalit deal? Wars are not won with humanitarian, tentative moves. Wars are won with decisive, overwhelming force. Get over it. Be safe IDF.
from the article: Orders were to capture militants alive - so why were they killed?