On October 7th, 2023, Hamas launched a brutal, pre-meditated assault on Israel. Without mercy or remorse, they murdered and kidnapped hundreds of innocent civilians, including the elderly, women, and children. They infiltrated peaceful towns, setting homes ablaze and subjecting families to the horrors of abduction, annihilation, and unfathomable variations of torture and cruelty.
They continued their massacre to a vibrant music festival, claiming the lives of hundreds of individuals. What started as an event dedicated to peace, joy and music, turned into a death trap of terror.
This website stands as a testament to the unwavering spirit of survivors who bear witness to the unspeakable terrors of October 7th. We pray for the safe return of our hostages, and keep in our hearts the hundreds of victims who did not survive to tell their story, may they rest in peace.
⚠ Warning: some of these stories are extremely difficult and describe war crimes involving violence, rape and brutality.
FROM INSIDE THE MASSACRE
Supernova, is an open-air psychedelic trance music festival that took place in a desert in southern Israel near kibbutz Re'im on October 6th-7th. The festival gathered thousands of Israelis and tourists from around the world. At daybreak of Saturday October 7th, a barrage of rockets abruptly ended the party. What the party goers did not know at the time, was that Hamas terrorists had infiltrated the border and were on their way to the area.
Armed terrorists arrived on motorcycles, trucks and paragliders, guns and rifles in hand. They surrounded the festival grounds and commited a mass murder rampage. The festival goers were forced to choose a survival strategy – running, hiding, or playing dead. They were gunned down from every direction. Their hiding places were set on fire. Bodies were looted. Shelters were obliterated.
These are stories of the survivors from the Nova Festival