Desert horror: Music festival goers heard rockets, then Gaza militants fired on them and took hostages
The desert night was suddenly drowned in a thunderous sound as several rockets streaked across the sky, illuminating the horizon in an eerie orange glow. Festival goers raised their heads in disbelief, unsure of what to make of the unexpected nightmare.
The screams quickly began as it became clear that the rocket fire was not a coincidence. Out of the darkness came militants from Gaza armed with AK-47s and shouting orders for everyone to line up. Terror filled the festival grounds as the militants rounded up everyone and took them hostage.
Several hours passed in utter silence before the militants finally released the hostages and left the desert. In that time, deserted tents, destroyed stages, and bodies remained in the desert, a reminder of the horror of that night.