An Israeli opera singer says he was attacked with stink bombs during a performance Monday night in South Africa to celebrate Israel’s Independence.
Yaniv D’Or wrote on his Facebook page that he “felt the venom of hatred”:
“During a performance in Johannesburg a group or (sic) protestors stormed the Lyric Theatre and shouted some strong pro palestinians slogans as I was singing the wonderful melody of Eli Eli which is written by Hannah Senesh at the time of the holocaust.
“They hated me for the wrong reasons. I am a proud Israeli and British citizen and very much supporting freedom for Palestine…
“I continued singing as if nothing happened in hope it was a one off incident. I was so wrong. After the break without any particular reason another protestor (female) stormed the stage as I was singing and started shouting again pro palestinian slogans, this time also exploding stinky bombs on stage.”
D’Or proceeded to lead the woman off stage, where security personnel took over. It was unclear who the perpetrators were, but anonymous blogger Elder of Ziyon noted that an anti-Israel tweeter tweeted that two white females were apprehended–and later released.