600 international musicians sign letter calling for boycott of Israel

More than 600 international musicians signed a letter calling upon their peers to boycott performances in Israel in solidarity with Palestine.

In their letter, the group denounced the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza while demanding “justice, dignity and the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people and all who are fighting colonial dispossession and violence across the planet.”

“Complicity with Israeli war crimes is found in silence, and today silence is not an option. Silence is not an option as the brutal Israeli bombardment of besieged Gaza claimed more than 245 lives in the last weeks. Silence is not an option as residents of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem are continuously forced out of their homes,” added the letter.

The letter concluded, “We call for you to join us with your name in refusing to perform at Israel's complicit cultural institutions, and by standing firm in your support of the Palestinian people and their human right to sovereignty and freedom.”

Source : Safa