In light of the ongoing deadly conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas militants that started on Saturday, Bruno Mars’ 10.07 night concert in Tel Aviv was called off.
Earlier in the week Mars performed his first-ever concert in Israel on Wednesday (10.04) to a sold-out crowd of 60,000 people at Tel Aviv’s Park HaYarkon. The superstar singer/songwriter was scheduled to return to the arena this weekend before Hamas launched a surprise attached on Israel, which has already murdered hundreds and injured nearly 800 people.
In a formal press release about the cancellation, on Saturday Live Nation took to social media with “Bruno Mars concert scheduled to take place tonight is cancelled,” “All ticket purchases to the show will receive an automatic refund to the credit card through which the purchase was made. We stand with the residents of Israel, IDF fighters and the security forces in these difficult moments.”
Following the surprise attack on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Yom Kippur War, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that his country is “at war” against the Gaza militants.
As of 10.07, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza confirmed that 198 Palestinians have been killed and 1,610 injured in firefights and air strikes that followed the Hamas occupation of Israel.
In a statement, the U.S. chargé d’affaires for Israel,Stephanie Hallett said “Sickened by the images coming out of southern Israel of dead and wounded civilians at the hands of terrorists from Gaza. The United States stands with Israel.”