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Pink Floyd Reunites for Palestinian Benefit Concert

Palestine Note July 13, 2010

http://palestinenote.com/cs/blogs/music/archive/2010/07/13/pink-floyd-reunites-for-palestinian-benefit-concert.aspx

Washington

For the first time in half a decade, rock legends Pink
Floyd  reunited for a benefit concert in England to
raise money for young Palestinian refugees, MSNBC
reported  Tuesday.

Roger Waters and David Gilmour, joined by a full stage
of keyboardists and drummers, both picked up the guitar
to play for the more than 200 fans gathered to see the
Oxfordshire concert. The reunion was unpublicized prior
to the curtain's rise.

The proceeds from the benefit concert went to the
Hoping Foundation, an organization that focuses on the
"next generation" of young Palestinians, mostly
refugees. Their projects include a film workshop, a
scouting group in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus,
and a UN Relief and Works Agency yearbook. The event
raised over half a million dollars to benefit the
group.

The Pink Floyd duo played a number of classic and fan
favorites, including "Wish You Were Here" and "Another
Brick in the Wall (Part Two)."

Waters has been involved in pro-Palestinian activism
for years. In 2006 he spray painted "tear down the
wall" on Israel's West Bank separation wall in the city
of Bethlehem. He also worked with the United Nations to
produce a short film about the wall's impact on life in
the West Bank.

A slew of musicians, including Elvis Costello and The
Pixes recently cancelled concerts in Israel in protest
of Israel's Israel's policies toward the Palestinians
and the deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on
May 31st.

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