Israeli policeman Yigal Singer is credited with saving as many as 500 people from the Supernova festival, an outdoor music rave near the Gaza border where Hamas terrorists launched a deadly assault early on the morning of October 7.
As soon as Singer found out there was an infiltration of heavily armed terrorists at the festival grounds, he and fellow officers blocked the main road leading out toward Sderot.
Then, Singer scrutinized Google Maps on his phone to find an alternative escape route that likely wouldn’t be noticed by the terrorists.
He used that path to drive into the area and began calling everyone within earshot to immediately get into cars, no matter which car, and follow after him.
Speaking to reporters from his hospital bed afterward, Singer recalled that he saw a convoy of 100 vehicles following him through the fields. When they reached the area of the Netivot train station, he knew they had reached safety.
Out of an estimated 3,000 to 3,500 attendees at Supernova, some 260 were killed, hundreds injured, and many kidnapped and taken to Gaza. Rolling Stone called this disaster “the deadliest concert attack in history.”
Singer, who was wounded lightly, was only regretful that he saved only 500 or so.
Crying from his hospital bed, the policeman reportedly said: “I could have saved more.”