At the celebration, thousands of young men and women danced all night long. At first light on Saturday, more than a thousand Hamas fighters stormed the Gaza border into Israel, causing tragedy.
After a surprise strike by Hamas fighters in Israel left nearly 700 people dead, a number of videos and images have been showing terrible stories. Several films taken by a lady now demonstrate how an initially happy desert music event quickly devolved into a struggle for survival.
Beginning with a number of people seen dancing and having a good time at the Supernova festival in a rural part of southern Israel close to the Gaza Strip.
As gunshots are heard, the picture quickly changes as several men and women are seen running for their life across an open field toward cars.
At the celebration, thousands of young men and women danced all night long. On Saturday morning, tragedy struck as more than 1,000 Hamas fighters invaded Israel from Gaza and overran border towns while firing a barrage of rockets.
The woman is seen rushing to her car in one of the videos before the Hamas terrorists pull her out of it. She is heard imploring with the males, “Please, please… don’t.”
Someone with a gunshot wound is seen in one of the frames before the next one shows the woman crying and apparently trying to hide from the attackers.
The video compilation ends with several youngsters under the captivity of the Hamas fighters.
Around 250 festival attendees were killed over the weekend by Hamas gunmen, according to a volunteer who assisted in body collection on Monday.
Based on the quantity of trucks used to transport the remains, Moti Bukjin, a spokesman for the humanitarian NGO Zaka, estimated that “there were 200-250 bodies in the area where the party took place, and at the party itself.”
Drone footage showed hundreds of cars abandoned in the scramble to flee the massacre at the festival site.
hDrone footage showed hundreds of cars abandoned in the scramble to flee the massacre at the festival site.
Video captured in the aftermath shows cars left by the side of the road at Kibbutz Re’im, close to Gaza, where Hamas launched its surprise attack. Many of the cars are wrecked or have bullet impacts on them.
One of the gunmen’s initial targets was the music festival. On motorbikes, pickup vehicles, speed boats, and motorized gliders—some of which could be seen flying over the festival in a video that was widely circulated online—they invaded Israel.
Yesterday, a video of 25-year-old woman Noa Argamani reportedly crying for help from the back of a motorbike while being kidnapped spread across social media.
According to the somber 250 estimate, the festival deaths amount for more than a third of all the deaths caused by the Hamas attack.
According to the Gaza Strip’s health ministry, at least 560 people have died as a result of the subsequent Israeli airstrikes.