Palestinian boy takes on an adversary. Clearly he poses an explosive and powerful threat to judge by the counter-measures.
But it's not really fair if the Israelis get to use all that American hardware to quash a vocal-but-poorly-equipped citizenry in pursuit of democratic values.
Who knows what might happen in Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was shot dead and the citizenry (some, but far from all, hooligans) took sticks and stones umbrage. Bring out the 'protective' gear! Let the American taxpayer pay to defend the American taxpayer from the American taxpayer ... the Israelis shouldn't have all the fun.