Leaving geo-political considerations aside, if I knew my country and it's army would do this if I were kidnapped
Tanks and infantry, backed by assault helicopters and artillery, set up an observation post at a disused airport outside the southern town of Rafah . . . Israeli aircraft struck at three bridges . . . A helicopter attack on Gaza's only power plant sent flames shooting into the sky and cut off electricity to much of the coastal territory, where 1.4 million Palestinians live.in other words if I knew that my comrades would just roll over a notional border and start kicking ass because a junior NCO was being held hostage, well just think what a morale boost that would be.