U2 paid tribute to the 260 festivalgoers who had been killed by Hamas in what’s believed to be the worst civilian bloodbath in Israeli historical past.
Whereas performing Sunday on the lately opened Sphere venue in Las Vegas, Bono devoted their music “Delight (Within the Identify of Love)” to the younger victims who had been shot and killed on this weekend’s terrorist assault on the Tribe of Nova trance music pageant close to Kibbutz Reim in south Israel, near the Gaza Strip.
“Within the mild of what’s occurred in Israel and Gaza, a music about non-violence appears considerably ridiculous, even laughable. However our prayers have all the time been for peace and for non-violence,” Bono instructed the viewers. “However our hearts and our anger, you understand the place that’s pointed. So sing with us… and people stunning youngsters at that music pageant.”
Bono then modified the lyrics as he sang, “Early morning, October seventh / Because the solar is rising within the desert sky / Stars of David, they took your life / However they might not take your pleasure.”
“Delight (Within the Identify of Love)” was written to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., with the identical line of lyrics referencing his assassination on April 4, 1968.
Not less than 260 individuals have been confirmed lifeless within the music pageant bloodbath, with the variety of individuals taken hostage nonetheless undetermined. The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas crossed into the nation from Gaza and opened hearth on about 3,500 younger Israelis who had come collectively for the evening to rejoice the Jewish vacation of Sukkot in one of many first websites to be attacked.
On Saturday, Hamas militants stormed into Israel in unprecedented shock assaults, gunning down civilians within the streets and dragging males, ladies and youngsters into captivity, prompting what’s poised to erupt right into a full-blown battle. Not less than 1,600 lives have already been claimed on each side, in response to the Related Press. Israel says Hamas and different militant teams in Gaza now maintain greater than 150 troopers and civilians hostage.