You have been processed by the media. In the first place, the children who throw rocks at tanks are civilians. These kids are shot by snipers. Do I need to spell this out for you? A trained marksman uses a scoped rifle to sight in on a head, then he lets his breath out, and then slowly squeezes the trigger, all the while looking through his scope. This is not colateral damage as in a bombing campaign.
Yep, that's exactly what the Palestinian "police" are trained to do to the rock throwing kids, because they can always count on fools like you to blame it on the Israelis.
A kid throwing a rock at you can ruin your whole day. Especially a teenager.
I would submit that if I threw a rock at the head of a cop here in the States, I'd get shot to.
Suicide by cop. Anyone stupid enough to attack a cop or a soldier deserves what they get.
Au contraire - on this issue the media has been overplaying the situation. I don't want to downplay the tragedy of anyone let alone kids getting killed but you distort the perspective. In the first instance if Israeli soldiers wanted to kill kids the toll would have been many many times higher. If you take into consideration the hundreds of riots involving hundreds of kids in each, not only throwing stones but molotov cocktails and firebombs then it is amazing that relatively so few were killed.
Snipers were not used against kids but to take out the armed adults who were using these kids as human shields. Nearly all the kids killed by gunshot were hit by rubber bullets - not a sniper weapon. And quite a number were killed by the reckless fire of their own side. I could go on but you get my drift.
It would seem that it's you who have been processed by the media and your own prejudice.
This is clearly colateral damage. It could be avoided if Palestinian snipers would discontinue the use of children as shields.
The Palestinians have a duty, as patriots, to riot and cause trouble against occupying soldiers.
The Palestinians target civilians in the overwhelming majority of their attacks. Preferred targets are restaurants, shopping malls, civilian buses.
You have been processed by the media
For media processing, please refer to the PLO. They teach their children that their highest calling in life is the murder of Jews (who are decended from pigs and monkeys) and the destruction of the State of Israel.