The opening lyrics of the hit of U2 “Pride (In the Name of Love)” they were about Martin Luther King. However, on Sunday night, the singer of the band of U2, Bono, changed some of the song’s lyrics to pay tribute to the Israeli victims of Hamas attacks.

In an appearance in Las Vegas, Bono mentioned the Supernova music festival by name. More than 250 visitors to the festival, held in the desert in southern Israel, were murdered by Hamas, while the militants also managed to take many hostages.

@jewishnewsuk U2 & Bono changed the lyrics to their legendary song Pride (In the Name of Love) during their show at The Sphere in Las Vegas to show their support for Israel. 🇮🇱 Original lyrics: Early morning, April four Shot rings out in the Memphis sky. Free at last, they took your life They couldn’t take your pride. Changed to: Early morning, October 7th Sun is rising in the desert sky Stars of David, they took your life They could not take your pride. #u2 #bono #israelunderfire ♬ original sound – Jewish News

“We sing for them, our people, the music people,” said the 22-time Grammy winner, who has been an activist for decades. He then sang a line dedicated to the victims: “Early in the morning, October 7/The sun rises in the desert sky/Star of David, they took your life/They couldn’t take your pride.” The original verse refers to the assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

Bono wasn’t the only celebrity to comment on the Hamas attack on Israel. Madonna posted a video on Instagram showing footage of Hamas violence. The famous singer wrote, among other things: “My heart is in Israel. To the families and homes that have been destroyed. To the lost children. To the innocent victims who have been killed.”

Other celebrities who posted messages of support for Israel include Israeli “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot, Zoey Deutch, Jamie Lee Curtis, Amy Schumer, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mandy Moore and Sofia Richie, the daughter of Lionel Richie.

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