Why is the rock thrower called a "young boy"? With the description, I would have expected to learn he was perhaps 5 yr old. Is having and throwing rocks "unarmed"? If anyone says "yes", may I please throw rocks at you until you change your mind? Was the IDF being over-run? This is crucial. If the crowd of rock throwers is significantly larger than the IDF force, and stability has broken down, anything can and will happen. Any security force will use whatever force is necessary to preserve order. In any country on Earth.
Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy (Reuters)
from the article: Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian boy in West Bank