April 8 - Thirty-eight Palestinians in the West Bank village of Safa were injured after a gang of Zionist-Israeli settlers, backed by armed soldiers, stormed through the village in yet another wave of unprovoked violence.
According to the Ma'an News Agency, the Zionist attackers fired live bullets, rubber coated metal bullets and teargas in order to randomly terrorize the Palestinians. According to one eye-witness, approximately 25 Zionist-Jewish settlers from a nearby settlement approached the Palestinian homes and simply began shooting.
Zionist-Israeli military patrols were present, but reportedly stood back and watched as the violence unfolded. But when some local youths appeared to defend their neighbors against the attack, the Zionist-Israeli occupations forces began firing gunshots and tear gas canisters to keep them away from the settlers.
Calls for help were disseminated over loudspeakers at the local mosque in the neighboring Palestinian towns of Beit Ummar and Surif, according to al-Manar News. Palestinian residents were called upon to travel to Safa and help protect the people from the attacking settlers. Hundreds of Palestinians, mainly youth, responded to the call immediately. But when they arrived, only then did the Zionist-Israeli military interfere and pacify the rampaging settlers.
The Zionist attackeres were then escorted back to their settlement. Eyewitnesses reported that on their way back, the Jewish settlers stole cattle as they left the village.
So far the Zionist-Israeli military has refuse to comment on the incident.