The soldiers had no evidence they could give that there even was rock throwing. And they had nothing on the kids, when push came to shove. The kids were just a convenient target. They got a report and made up a story to pad their arrest record. Cops in LA do that to Blacks and Latinos.
Pakistan air strikes against Taliban kill at least 25 (Reuters)
from the article: Amira Hass / Eight Palestinian youths and the crime they didn't commit