This isn't black or white. I don't agree with those who believe in violence or have intolerant viewpoints on either side. Atrocities have been committed by both sides. Both sides have their share of extremists. I don't support extremism in either direction.
Innocent people have suffered on both sides. The news more than adequately covers immigrant suffering. But the injustice and oppression suffered by the locals doesn't get equal consideration in the west, because our news selectively omits facts, distorts history, spins the news and shows holocaust documentaries. Thats BS propaganda and why so many people are ignorant and misinformed...
Misinformation and propaganda which perpetuates the injustice and oppression will never lead to peace. Only justice and freedom can lead to peace. Palestinians have neither, and so they resist violently and non-violently.
I'm not taking the side of belligerents on either side. Lets put it this way,... If the locals had gained the upperhand rather than the immigrants, and the propaganda was whitewashing the atrocities of the locals and ignoring the suffering of the immigrants, I'd probably be condemning the locals and pointing out atrocities committed by locals.
I don't see this as a religious or race issue. Its human nature to define differences between ourselves. Once we differentiate between "We" and "They" or "US" and "Them", one side inevitable gains the upper hand over the other and one side gets screwed by the other. For the last 60 years, the locals have been getting screwed over by the immigrants in this region and until recently that information has been obscured. As a result most Canadians are ignorant of this conflict's reality.
Since the immigrants had been on the recieving end for such a long time, I hold them to higher standards than most people. I would have expected that when the immigrants got a chance to screw others as they had been screwed, they would resist the temptation. What's going on only proves that in general... greed, lust for power and domination, selfishness... motivate people more than compassion and forgiveness.