Massive Attack target Israel at Big Chill festival
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A music fan has described how a festival performance was used to attack Israel and promote the cause of Palestinian refugees.
Massive Attack performed at last weekend's Big Chill concert before a crowd of thousands in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Fan Ric Berke said: "Massive Attack had a screen behind them that was flashing up statistics and political images. Various topics were touched on such as BP and economic strife but the theme was anti-Israeli … there were slogans about Israelis' wealth compared to Palestinians', troop numbers and armed checkpoints. The general vibe was that all hardship in Palestine was Israel's fault. There was not a word about the terror attacks or fundamentalism."
Massive Attack promotes the HOPING (Hope for Palestinians in the Next Generation) charity. It creates art, photography and music opportunities for Palestinian refugees.