On 6 Jan. 2014 masked settlers, in the company of soldiers, arrived at the village of ‘Urif. They smashed the electric meter of the USAID-funded water reservoir under construction and threw stones at the nearby Safdi home and the village school. Footage by local resident Osama Safdi indicates that the soldiers acted with disregard to their duty to protect Palestinians, acting only when the latter retaliated. The military is required to protect Palestinians. Instead, it protected violent settlers attacking Palestinians and their property.