if someone wants to kill you with a "pitchfork" or a knife, they need to be closer than 5 feet to you. someone with a gun can shoot you from 100 feet away. I hardly doubt that those kids where anywhere close to the IDF soldiers who shot them. think about the distance.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: PA accuses Israel of killing Palestinian teens 'in cold blood'