Kidnapping has become a government policy. Hamas is the government. And Abbas does nothing. There is absolutely no attempt by any part of the palestinian so called government to end this outragerous behavior. Palestinians have proven that they have no idea whatsoever of what the responsibilities and actions of a state are. Even an Arab one. And Israel essentially allows this situation to exist. Because palestinians are the 'darlings' of the international community, Israel has accepted that outragerous behavior must somehow be negotiated. Hezbollah is the same but they are a private milita and only a part of the government.When hezbollah killed and kidnapped IDF, Israel responded. The IDF are not free yet but Lebanon got the message. Time to give a similar message to palestinians. If they want to act like thugs and gang members, then treat them as such. They are a lawless society play acting as if they have legitmacy. The have as much poitical legitamcy as do the Blood and Crips.
Netanyahu: We distinguish ourselves from our neighbors by denouncing murders in our midst (Haaretz)
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