Your guilt must not be compared to that of this or any other brave IDF soldier. You were not in danger and that farmer was not part of a group of people who wanted to kill your family. I do feel bad for you and the position you were put in. It seems you were not well trained to know who was a danger as well. These people were violent and throwing rocks at soldiers. Ever been hit by a rock in the head Bob? If not then trust me on this, if any mob ever starts throwing rocks at you (and believe me if their Arabs they ARE trying to kill you) then you will wish you had that same rifle you had back then so you can rightfully stop them. Don’t ever compare the American invasion of foreign soil to the very just protection of the sovereign Israeli homeland. May Israel grow from strength to strength and may her enemies be cursed and fall like dead leaves.
from the article: Palestinians: IDF troops kill Gazan at border protest