Israeli journalist Eran Swisa from “Israel Today”, who revealed the news, said that the security guard, born in an Israeli Kibbutz, had been working in America before deciding to return to Israel to enlist in the reserves. The exact nature of his employment with Swift or the tour stadium, as well as the extent of his proximity to the star, remains unclear. Despite inquiries, Swift’s representative did not respond to Variety’s request for comment.
The security guard, who became famous online during Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” this summer, shared a photo of himself in his military uniform on Facebook last Sunday. In his post, he expressed his solidarity with Israel, emphasizing that supporting Israel should not just be about standing with a specific nation but standing for humanity.
He said, “I stand with Israel… It shouldn’t only be about supporting one Jewish state; it should be ‘I stand with humanity!!!'” He highlighted the stark contrast between the actions of those protecting children, babies, and the elderly, and the use of innocent individuals as human shields by the opposing side.
He continued, “To call them ‘animals’ would be an insult to animals worldwide; these are not human beings. They have killed and slaughtered families in their beds, including their pets!!! Then they burned down their homes!!!! Try to imagine such horrors happening in your own neighborhood, to your neighbors, or to a family you know.”
On October 7, Hamas militants went on a rampage through southern Israeli towns, resulting in the tragic loss of 1,300 lives—a devastating toll that marked the deadliest single day in Israel’s 75-year history.
In response, Israel has intensified its blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza, implementing restrictions such as limiting the entry of essential goods.
Israel is also getting ready for a ground offensive in Gaza to eliminate Hamas militants.