Clearly a person like Sharon who plans everything in advance and does not leave anything to chance, would not shoot Palestinian children when so many soldiers and journalists are present. But why would such a well established journalist give such blatantly obvious false information? This seems to be because of his sympathy for the Palestinians, but he went too far this time. This shows that even intelligent people like this journalist can behave in an un-constructive way like he did.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: 'I saw Ariel Sharon murder 2 Palestinian toddlers in Lebanon'