Israeli festival-goers could be seen dancing in the desert at dawn on Saturday morning, completely unaware that just minutes later, members of the militant group Hamas were about to descend from the sky and spread terror among revelers.
In the images published on Tic Tac revelers seemed oblivious to the impending terror floating hundreds of feet above their heads in the distance.
The footage, which was shot shortly after sunrise, shows the eagle-eyed cameraman suddenly zoom in on gray dots flying high in the air nearby, controlled by Palestinian militants.
It was later revealed that one of the many ways Hamas fighters managed to infiltrate Israel undetected was by paragliding across the normally heavily guarded border.
Moments after the sequence ends, utter terror ensues as festival-goers are forced to run for their lives as armed Hamas fighters begin shooting and kidnapping everyone in their path.
Moments later, festival-goers are warned of a rocket attack just as the invasion begins.
The terrifying incident happened at a religious music festival near Kibbutz Urim in southern Israel, and the immediate panic that swept through the crowd was caught on camera.
“We received a red siren alert (rocket warning). This caused chaos, especially among vehicles trying to exit,” said a festival-goer named Daniel.
“Then the gunshots started and we had to start running. Currently we are hiding, waiting for help.
The siren was quickly drowned out by gunfire as heavily armed Hamas militants arrived on the scene as the terror group began its attack on Israel, which has so far killed hundreds and injured thousands. ‘others.
Israeli festival-goers run for their lives across the desert after being warned of a rocket attack just as Hamas invaded the country on Saturday
Panic swept through crowds celebrating in the northwest Negev desert, about 5 miles from the town of Ofakim.
People could be seen hastily packing their cars in a desperate effort to escape.
Videos posted to social media, while grainy, appear to depict scenes of chaos in the sand at the outdoor party, reports The Jerusalem Post.
Panicked Israelis can be seen screaming, running and rushing into cars as they try to escape the festival in the northwestern Negev desert, about 8 km from the town of Ofakim.
“Palestinian terrorists invaded a festival where hundreds of Israelis were camping for the Shemini Atzeret holiday. The panic caused by this situation is evident on the faces of civilians targeted by heavily armed militants. Pray for Israel,” the video is captioned.
A second video from the same scene also shows hundreds of Israelis running for cover and countless others speeding away in crowded vehicles across dusty ground.
“Israelis are running from cities to deserts on foot, by car and by any other means,” reads the caption.
The Jerusalem Post details how Israeli security forces managed to escort some to a southern military base for security reasons.
The attack took place during the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret and just a day after Israel marked the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.
Israelis could be heard screaming, running and rushing into cars as they tried to escape.
Some could be seen rushing to the safety of cars to escape danger.
Videos posted on social media appear to depict scenes of chaos in the sand
One of the students kidnapped by Hamas terrorists who attended the desert rave was a mother and her two young daughters.
Noa Argamani, 25, was kidnapped yesterday morning as a video showed her sitting on the back of an activist’s motorbike, her arms outstretched pointed at her helpless boyfriend, begging for her life.
She shouts: “Don’t kill me! No, no, no,” but the shooter fled at full speed. Noa has not been seen since.
Her boyfriend, Avi Nathan, distraught and helpless, is abandoned in the desert. He too is missing.
Footage of Noa’s kidnapping was widely shared on social media.
“Imagine what it’s like for his family,” said his college roommate, Amir Moadi. They only discovered she had been kidnapped when they chanced upon the images online.
Last night it was also reported that Doron Asher, 34, and his two daughters, Raz, five, and Aviv, three, were among Israeli civilians taken hostage by Hamas gunmen and held captive in Gaza .
Sitting on the back of a terrorist’s motorcycle, arms outstretched aimed at her helpless boyfriend, student Noa Argamani pleads for her life
Doron’s two daughters, Raz, 5, and Aviv, 3, were also reportedly captured by Hamas gunmen.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Israel “at war” and called for a massive mobilization of military reserves.
Israel will stop supplying electricity, fuel and goods to Gaza, according to a statement released Saturday evening by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Much of Gaza was already plunged into darkness by nightfall after the electricity supply from Israel, which provides almost all of the territories’ electricity, was cut off earlier in the day.
Netanyahu also said that the “first phase” of the counter-operation was complete and that Israel had pushed back the majority of Hamas militants.
He pledged to continue the offensive “without reservation and without respite”.
Hamas militants fired thousands of rockets and sent dozens of fighters into Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented surprise early morning attack on a major Jewish holiday Saturday. In the photo, people try to put out a fire on cars following a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel.
The announcement comes after the surprise attack saw militants fire thousands of rockets with dozens of fighters at Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented early morning invasion on a major Jewish holiday .
Israel declared it was now at war with Hamas and launched airstrikes on Gaza.
The Hamas militant group claims to hold “dozens” of Israeli soldiers captive in the Gaza Strip.