Rescue teams found at least 260 bodies at the place where the Universo Paralello rave, a brand created in Brazil, took place last Saturday (7), in Israel.
The electronic music festival, held in the southern district of the country and less than 20 kilometers from the Gaza Strip, was interrupted by attacks by Hamas fighters.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported, this Sunday afternoon (8), that a Brazilian was injured and three others were missing in the area of conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. The injured Brazilian received hospital treatment and has already been discharged. The names of these Brazilians were not provided by the ministry.
They all have dual nationality and were at a party in the southern district of Israel, less than 20 kilometers from the Gaza Strip, according to Itamaraty.
The party, called Universo Paralello, was reportedly interrupted by the surprise attack of Hamas fighters on the country, who infiltrated neighboring soil by land, sea and air on Saturday (7). The attack sparked a new war in the region, declared by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
One of the missing Brazilians would be Ranani Glazer, a gaucho who had lived in Israel for seven years. He would be accompanied by his girlfriend and a friend during the party.
The rave published a note on its Instagram profile and regretted what happened. “We are appalled, shocked and frightened by everything that happened and we expressly express our outrage and our feelings to the victims of this vicious attack,” she said.
“We don’t have precise information about what happened or the audience that was at the festival, but we published a form in Stories to contribute any information about the missing people.”
DJ Alok’s father, also DJ Juarez Petrillo, better known as DJ Swarup, was present at the Israeli edition of the festival and was going to perform when the bombings carried out by Hamas began to echo in the region. He published videos of the moment the party was interrupted on his Instagram profile.
On Saturday (7), DJ Alok spoke through his X (former Twitter). “Regarding today’s events, I am appalled and still shocked by the cowardly attack on thousands of innocent people with the use of more than 2,500 missiles in the invasion of several locations in southern Israel,” he said. “Still about my father, he is safe in a bunker awaiting guidance to return to Brazil.”
Gabriela Barbosa, a Brazilian who was in the audience at the event, also shared details on her Instagram profile. According to her, the festival was only about 20 minutes from the border and there were moments of panic and chaos, stating that people were told to lie on the ground for 15 minutes before being told to urgently evacuate the area.
She said she witnessed an injured woman and a vehicle with broken windows and a person inside during her escape. Furthermore, Barbosa mentioned that the extremist group Hamas even invaded the festival site.
In her social media account, she added: “Two of our friends are still in the area as the roads were closed, but they are fine. Two others were hit by something when they were trying to get to Tel Aviv. We have no news what happened to them, as they are unable to communicate, but they are receiving treatment and are in good hands.”
Universo Paralello was created in 2000. The first editions were held in Goiás, and brought a different form of party to what had been done until then. The event grew and became one of the best-known brands in Brazilian electronic music.
The Israeli version of Universo Paralello was announced in August and was part of an international festival tour.
Itamaraty left two telephone numbers and WhatsApp numbers for the embassy in Tel Aviv available to assist Brazilians in emergency situations in Israel: +972 (54) 803 5858 and +972 (59) 205 5510. In addition, the consular duty General can also be contacted by calling +55 (61) 98260-0610.
The embassy in Tel Aviv has so far collected, through an online form, the data of around a thousand Brazilians and their dependents, most of them tourists, staying in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The form can be filled out at this link. Not everyone asked for repatriation or help leaving Israel.
The Brazilian government concluded a repatriation plan for the country’s citizens who are in Israel, Palestine and other countries in the Middle East, after the attacks that began on Saturday. The FAB (Brazilian Air Force) will have four planes available to the Lula (PT) government for rescue, in addition to two presidential aircraft, of smaller capacity, if necessary.