That boy nor his father nor his village nor his people are being gassed and exterminated as a people. The IDF may make judgement mistakes in dealing with violent protests and clearly rock throwing "youths" has caused death to jews so the sensitivity on this issue is more than understandable. When you see the pictures from Pal "summer camps" for toddlers teaching them to wear suicide bomb belts and chant anti-semitic filth, you know that the situation is more complex than this author's agenda driven narrative. again, it may have been wrong and stupid to arrest such a small child, but I guarantee you it will dis-incentivize his father from promoting this type of deadly behavior in his children in the future.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: IDF soldiers detain five-year-olds; what have we become?