Shefi was killed when three cold-blooded gunmen infiltrated the Adora settlement, just west of Hebron, through a perimeter fence at about 9 a.m. local time. Danielle's cop father, Yaakov Shefi, said his wife, Shiri, was cuddling with their daughter and two small sons in an upstairs bedroom when gunmen burst into their home and opened fire.
"Anyone capable of looking a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in the face and then shooting them is not human," said Yaakov, fighting back tears of sadness and anger. "Shiri saw our daughter breathe her last breath."
After hearing gunfire in the distance, Shefi said he rushed home from the temple and found two of the gunmen, clad in Israeli army uniforms. "I thought they were soldiers," he said. "I asked them, 'What's happening? Is everything all right?' They opened fire at me." Another gunman shot his way into a nearby home, blowing away Katya Greenberg, 45, in her bed and wounding her husband, Vladimir, and 14-year-old son, Nathan. The dead also included two men, ages 20 and 50, who were gunned down in the street.
Anat Harari was one of eight people wounded in the attack, the latest Arab massacre since Israel launched the four-week-old military campaign to hunt down Palestinian militants - and just a day before a U.N. fact-finding team is set to arrive in the area.
"I am on the floor, bleeding in a pool of blood," Anat tearfully recounted.
"The terrorist tried to enter the house . . . He passed from window to window and didn't stop shooting."
The ruthless attackers escaped, but one of them was fatally shot in the neighboring Arab village of Taffuh in a massive manhunt launched after the bloodbath.
Israeli officials condemned the Sabbath slaughter - and said it only strengthens their resolve to crush the Palestinians.
"We will show all the world the beds in which innocent people were murdered by the Palestinians on the Sabbath, so the world will know where the massacres are taking place," said Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Israel's defense minister.
Palestinian Cabinet secretary Ahmed Abdel Rahman praised the massacre.
"This militant operation that happened proved that the Israeli military solution is not useful and cannot prevent the Palestinian resistance," he said.
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