"Ahh the old self defense argument pops up here and there. It`s like Whites in the American south claiming self defense while persecuting there slave captives. " Actually, it's more like the Arabs in the region have been attacking the Jews in the region steadily since 1920, culminating in 8 years and 8000 rockets fired into Israel before Israel engaged in Operation Caste Lead.
Two Turkish soldiers, five Kurdish militants killed in attack (Reuters)
from the article: Goldstone tells Obama: Show me flaws in Gaza report