The festival site near the Gaza Strip, where thousands of people were celebrating, was one of the first sites to be attacked by Hamas militants during their attack on Israel. Drone footage shows the extent of the devastation in the area.
On Friday night into Saturday, thousands of people between the ages of 20 and 40 had a good time near Kibbutz Reim adjacent to the Gaza Strip (sources cited by the BBC say there were about four thousand participants). It was a music festival on the occasion of the Jewish Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles – ed.). The festival site was one of the first sites to be attacked by Hamas militants during their attack on Israel.
On Sunday evening, Reuters reported, citing Israeli media, that at least 260 bodies of victims of the Hamas attack had been recovered from the area where the festival was held.
Read more: They came to have fun, and they fought for their lives. “They were everywhere, marching and shooting. People were dying everywhere.”
On Monday, Reuters published drone footage showing the festival area after the attack. You can see dozens of destroyed and burned cars. A blue and pink canopy was maintained at the site and was erected over the enjoying participants.
Reports cited by the BBC indicate that the area is “effectively surrounded” by militants and the roads leading to it have been closed.
Main image source: Reuters
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