No, David, he's not saying this: he's saying the parents are stupid idiots for defying a curfew that has been put in place, all over a pack of ciggies.
I do think this a huge over-reaction, in shooting the boy 6 times in the chest, though, and if is proven he did nothing to provoke the attack, then those who shot him should be punished.
That's it really. What the hell kind of parent would let their kid break curfew (never mind SENDING him out for smokes), in the first damned place? This may be a political issue here, but is just as much a story of negligence & ignorance on the parent's part. God have mercy on their souls for the emotional self-torment & guilt they will most likely endure (even if they outwardly blame it on the Jews), for the rest of their lives, the cretins.
As for the IDF, I can only hope that this is not standard operating procedure & that head or two will roll over the issue. That being the case, I think we can draw an interesting comparison here. Has anyone ever seen Hamas or IJ, or the PA apologize or punish someone for "accidentally" (or othewise, of course), blowing up some Jewish couple's little kid?
To the THI crowd... I am genuinley sympathetic to the cause, and know taht Isreal has no business in the WB or the strip, but they need to grow a damned clue already. There is no future for terrorism, only a refuge for criminals, and a temporary one at that. These people that start this sh*t back up need to be locked in a small room w/ Sharon & Netenyahu & friends. Godwilling, none will comeout alive, and maybe one day capitalistic prosperity will flood the region...
But for now, it's a damned curfew, not death row. It's not like there is anything to do out in the streets there anyways at night. The last line is a sharo criticism of boh sides, btw.
Base not your happiness on the deeds of others, for what is given can be taken away. No Hope = No Fear