Fact Check: Clip shows Bruno Mars concertgoers, not attack on Israel desert festival

A clip of individuals working via the doorway of a Bruno Mars live performance in Tel Aviv on Oct 4 is circulating with the false declare that it exhibits individuals working from an assault at a competition within the Negev Desert on Saturday.

Hamas gunmen killed 260 individuals and took others captive at an Israeli music competition, Nature Get together, within the Negev Desert on Saturday. The occasion, which came about close to Kibbutz Re’im near Gaza, was one of many first targets in an assault that killed at the least 700 individuals on Saturday. Israel retaliated with bombings of Gaza on Sunday, killing at the least 400 individuals.

After the assault, social media customers shared a clip displaying dozens of individuals working towards a fence in a park, with water slides viewable within the background. Textual content printed throughout the video reads: “FESTIVAL ATTENDEES RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES.”

One person shared the video on X, previously often known as Twitter, on Oct 7 with a caption, “Praying for the individuals of Israel.” One other particular person shared the video on TikTok on Oct 9. Additional textual content printed throughout the video reads: “Israel Confirms 260 Younger Youngsters had been Slaughtered by the Palestinian Terrorists.”

The earliest iteration of the video Reuters discovered stems from a TikTok account uploaded on Oct 5, two days earlier than the assault on the competition within the Negev Desert.

The caption on the high of the clip, written in Hebrew, says that it exhibits the second the gates opened at a Bruno Mars live performance.

The person didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

On the 00:13 mark, a Bruno Mars poster is viewable, with “Dwell Nation” seen on the high of the poster. Dwell Nation is an organization that promotes and sells live performance tickets.

Reuters situated the video to HaYarkon Park in Tel Aviv, the place Bruno Mars held a live performance on Oct 4.

The skyscraper in development within the background matches the render of the HYP industrial and workplace mission.

A water slide (slalom slide) seen 8 seconds into the social media clip matches the water slide at Meymadion Park – situated on the fringe of HaYarkon Park.

Different movies uploaded to TikTok filmed on the similar park from numerous angles present individuals working with captions linking them to the Mars live performance.

Dwell Nation’s Israel Instagram account introduced on Oct 7 that Mars’ second live performance scheduled for that night was cancelled.

Dwell Nation didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark.


Miscaptioned. The video exhibits individuals working via entrance gates at a Bruno Mars live performance in Tel Aviv, uploaded to TikTok on Oct 5. The video pre-dates the assault on the Nature Get together within the Negev Desert on Saturday.

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