Citing rocket attacks by Hamas, Bruno Mars leaves Israel post cancelling concert - Hindustan Times

Citing rocket attacks by Hamas, American singer Bruno Mars leaves Israel after cancelling concert

Oct 08, 2023 05:01 PM IST

American singer Bruno Mars leaves Israel citing terror attacks by Hamas. He had performed in Israel for the first time on Wednesday.

After cancelling a concert and spending several hours in Tel Aviv, American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars left Israel, citing the terror attacks on the country by terrorist group Hamas and the ongoing counter-offensive. Also read: Gal Gadot reacts to Israeli-Palestine conflict, stands in solidarity with her country

After spending hours in Tel Aviv, singer Bruno Mars cancels concert, leaves Israel.
After spending hours in Tel Aviv, singer Bruno Mars cancels concert, leaves Israel.

Bruno leaves Israel after being caught up in attacks

A screenshot of Bruno Mars, his band, and crew lining up at Ben Gurion Airport's Terminal 1 was shared by the entertainment show Good Evening with Guy Pines on Instagram, The Times of Israel reported. The show-runners also captioned the post, "To your question, after the cancellation of the show due to the war, Bruno Mars left Israel today at 2 in the afternoon together with 60 crew members. He flew to Athens and from there will head to Qatar to continue his tour."

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Bruno Mars performed in Israel for the first time on Wednesday, according to a report by the US-based portal Deadline. Reportedly, Bruno Mars is scheduled to perform in Qatar on Sunday night.

About the attacks

Around 6:30 am (local time) on Saturday, a barrage of rocket fire began from Gaza into Israel, hitting several cities including Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Gedera, and Ashkelon. This was followed by several Hamas terrorists entering Israel from the Gaza Strip and taking over Israeli towns.

Hamas military commander Muhammad Al-Deif called the operation "Al-Aqsa Flood", saying the assault on Israel was a response to attacks on women, the desecration of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and the ongoing siege of Gaza.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the Hamas terror group's multi-front attack on Israel soared past 300 now and is expected to mount, reports stated. Notably, Palestinian terrorists, who entered Israel from Gaza early on Saturday morning, unleashing an unprecedented ground assault on civilians, are still being sought by Israeli security authorities in southern Israel villages, according to reports.

An undetermined number of terrorists were captured or killed by security forces and others while some managed to sneak back into Gaza with hostages, including women, children, and senior citizens, according to reports. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's response to the Hamas incursion will "exact a huge price" on the terrorist group, according to reports.

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