The office of Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu has explained obliteration of four twelve year old Palestinian boys yesterday was due to a likely connection to Hamas rockets buried nearby.
According to witnesses the boys were playing near the border of the Gaza Strip when the prime minister's limousine and motorcade rolled past.
All reached for rocks and hurled them full force, with one rock bouncing off the hood of Mr. Netanyahu's vehicle.
F-16's and tanks were immediately summoned, with the boys attempting to scurry away. The youths were evaporated within about five minutes.
The problem was the likelihood their behavior was defense of IED's or Hamas weaponry buried at roadside or in possible holes and caves nearby.
No actual rockets were found, and only a few pieces of the boys' bodies remained to mark the incident.
Forty jets and eighteen tanks rolled over the area throughout the afternoon to cleanse it.
In collateral damage an additional fourteen babies, six grandmothers, and forty four invalids at a hospital nearby were taken out.
Josh Earnest responded by reiterating President Obama's position: "Any country that is attacked has a right to defend itself."
Questioned whether a rock hitting his vehicle on the hood and bouncing off would lead to a similar military response from the President, Mr. Earnest responded:
"Look, all options are on the table."
Meanwhile, the UN's Ban Ki-moon described the event as "unfortunate."