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A Survivor of The Supernova Music Festival Massacre Speaks

The following is a transcript of the testimony of one of the survivors of the massacre that occurred on Saturday morning at the Supernova music festival in Kibbutz Re’im, southern Israel, as published on Twitter.

Warning: It is disturbing.

“I was there at the festival. There were rockets, so people got nervous and everyone started to leave.

We drove towards the main road, where we saw many cars standing in what looked like a traffic jam. At the end there were policemen and soldiers forming a roadblock and blocking the road.

This was not a police checkpoint; these were terrorist impersonators.

They waited until there were a lot of people standing in traffic, then pulled out a machine-gun and started spraying the cars with bullets, at least 300 dead.

300 people gone, what they say on the news is wrong.

We were the last car, so we drove in reverse.

We took two bullets to the windshield, a bullet penetrated Lior in the shoulder and I was injured by broken glass in my hands.

We managed to get away from them with the car barely working. We opened Waze and Lior told me “I served here, let’s go to the military base: Gaza division.”

Driving towards the division’s base, we were sure that we would be safe there.

But they already raided this base at night and killed all the soldiers of the base in their beds; by then they had already taken over the base.

We arrived at the gate with the car all damaged.

I saw at the gate’s entrance what I was sure were soldiers but actually were 13 terrorists standing ready in crouch position with AK47s and M16s looking at us from a range of about 20 meters. They started spraying the hell out of our car.

We were shot all over, all the door were holes, a bullet hit me in the head, tore a part of my head off. Evyatar took a bullet in the pelvis, Lior to the shoulder.

We’re all in blood, and they threw a grenade at us. Suddenly I didn’t hear anything, looking to the right, to the left shouting, “Lior get out”.

I grabbed Lior and got out of the car. We started running and they kept shooting at us. I heard the bullets pass near my head and kept taking shots near my legs. I still have shrapnel in my legs from the bullets.

We ran and saw the fence of the base, it was about three meters high, we jumped over it through the barbed wire, all my hands were cut.

They kept shooting at us, but not a single bullet hit us, they didn’t manage to hit us somehow.

We kept running, and hid there in the snipers’ bunker, We were there for about 3-4 hours, without water, bleeding. I made myself a tourniquet, Lior also made a tourniquet.

We were sure the rest were already dead behind, I didn’t look back.

Then a team of Shayetet 13 (Israeli navy seals) arrived at the base, and real war started inside, some additional 30-40 soldiers were gone.

I heard the screams of death, pull back, pull back, death, they were shooting RPGs at each other, right in the middle of the war we were.

We finally went out to them, we were afraid that our soldiers would shoot at us because we looked like terrorists with shirts wrapped around our heads.

We left with our hands up, I told them not to shoot that we are Israeli.

They told us to lie on the floor and questioned us, checking that we were Israelis, I told him our names and that we were wounded.

At the end a helicopter came to rescue some wounded soldiers. I grabbed the soldier by the hands and looked him in the eyes, and told him “My brother I have a little girl at home and a family, you are taking me with you in that helicopter.” He looked and me and told me yalla (come on), cooperate”.

So we started to cooperate, lifting injured soldiers on my shoulders. Lior helped lifting the stretcher to the helicopter, trying to save people as much as possible,

People were screaming to hold on tight, and don’t die in my hands, it was like a movie.

He took us at the end. Thank god now we are recovering.

Meanwhile, here is video taken by one of the partygoers showing her miraculous escape.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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