Mistakes are always bad in a legal system, but so is crippling the system just to minimize the impact of those mistakes. The awkward choice here was to imprison kids for most of two years, to save other cars from rock-throwing, despite a lack of any clear evidence they threw the rocks. It's just too clear they were handy victims of an agressive justice system, who only sees one people's wrongs and the other people's innocence. My opinion: if the kids threw the rocks, they deserve six months in jail, and if the accusing soldiers saw nothing, they deserve six months in jail and their full names in print.
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
from the article: Amira Hass / Eight Palestinian youths and the crime they didn't commit