He then continued his post in an angry Facebook rant, "THE MURDER OF UNARMED CHILDREN AND PARAMEDICS AND JOURNALISTS AND OTHER PEACEFUL PROTESTERS BY COWARDS IN UNIFORM WITH HIGH POWERED SNIPER RIFLES FROM BEHIND FORTIFIED POSITIONS IS NOT A MATTER FOR JEST. "YOU DISGUST ME, AND YOU DISGUST THE WHOLE OF THE REST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD," he wrote.He also attached a bloody photo of an alleged Palestinian doctor who he claimed "WORKED ALL DAY TO SAVE SOME OF THE LIVES YOU HAVE TRIED TO DESTROY. HE IS A HERO.""YOU ARE A DISGRACE," he added. Reactions varied on the matter, with some agreeing with the anti-Israel musician and others being cheeky and telling him he needs to learn to take a joke.
APRIL FOOLS DAY POST BY THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF STRATEGIC AFFAIRS: "ROGER WATERS TO PLAY IN TEL AVIV 16th JULY 2019.” HO! FUCKING HO!EXCEPT THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER. THE MURDER OF UNARMED CHILDREN AND PARAMEDICS AND JOURNALISTS...Read more: https://t.co/yCaGhtosnD https://t.co/Xk3thRAuWD— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) April 1, 2019
"Now that you’re using caps you’ve totally convinced me #pathetic," commented one user. Another told him to "calm down you raging clown," while a third said that, "it was an April fools day joke, A pretty damn good one. But all you see & think about is blood & hate. Also, all caps, yeah, that doesn't sound frantic at all... #Israel."
All I heard the bigot say is: pic.twitter.com/Uaa4CIuGTM— The Rant (@TheRant14) April 2, 2019
"On the other hand, you could use your talent to promote peace. Why not play there?... at least you'd have an audience that might listen. Aggression begets more aggression - fight it from within," another responder tweeted.
Oh c’mon, lighten up ‘ol chap! It’s was just an April Fool’s Day prank. Or at very least, crawl back under your racist, Antisemitic rock. No one here wants to see you anyway!— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) April 2, 2019
On the other hand, you could use your talent to promote peace. Why not play there?... at least you'd have an audience that might listen. Aggression begets more aggression - fight it from within.— Alan (@Gottzy) April 1, 2019