This week the US armed forces suspended the use of all 60mm mortars following a training accident which killed 7 US soldiers in Nevada. It is unknown yet whether the cause was a faulty mortar round or misuse or human error. And while tragic and terrible, that's not my point here. My point here is draw attention to where I first saw this reported, in The Guardian.
One would think that if 6 year olds in Sderot are 'safe' from 'firecrackers' then 7 GI's must have been horribly inept to be killed by one, at least according to the Guardian. One needs to always keep in mind the facts of the matter when listening to what the press has to say about Israel not only because of their spin but because of their selective omission of the facts.
You must always ask why the dog didn't bark.