Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox called for a ceasefire in Israel’s blockade of Gaza during her rendition of a song by Irish Muslim singer Sinead O’Connor at the Grammy Awards. Lennox, 69, said, “Artists for a ceasefire. Peace on earth,” she called out.
While Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza continued following Hamas’ ‘Aqsa Flood’ operation against Israel, Scottish artist Annie Lennox, who performed at the 2024 Grammy Awards ceremony in the US and interpreted the song of Irish Muslim singer Sinead O’Connor, called for a “ceasefire in Gaza”.
Lennox raised her left fist in the air and said to the audience, “Artists for a ceasefire. Peace in the world” and received an intense applause from the audience. Many Western media outlets reported that Lennox’s call for a “ceasefire” was in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Since October 7, 2023, 27,365 Palestinians, including at least 12,000 children and 8,190 women, have been killed and 66,630 Palestinians have been wounded in Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. While it is reported that there are still thousands of dead under the rubble, civilian infrastructure is also destroyed by targeting hospitals and educational institutions where people take shelter.