50 Cent, others to perform in "Israel" despite BDS boycott calls
Pro-Palestine activists called on rapper 50 Cent not to play in apartheid "Israel" following the announcement of his performance in "Tel Aviv".
Pro-Palestine campaigners have attacked rapper 50 Cent's upcoming appearance in "Tel Aviv", amid continuous calls for a cultural boycott of "Israel".
On Monday, the American Grammy-winning performer confirmed his impending performance on July 4, at the Menora Mivtachim Arena, which is built on usurped Palestinian land.
"We're going to have a good time! Don’t Miss Out!" he said on Twitter.
Tel Aviv, Israel! It’s going down Monday July 4th at the Menora Mivtachim Arena. We’re going to have a good time! Don’t Miss Out! Get your Tickets Today • https://t.co/iXGw82Eqtl— 50cent (@50cent) April 25, 2022
Several users replied to 50 Cent's Tweet with the phrase "Free Palestine", and others posted the Palestinian flag. "Don't play apartheid," one pundit warned.
Pro-Palestine campaigners with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign have frequently urged musicians not to play in "apartheid 'Israel'", recalling the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the siege of Gaza, and persecution of Palestinians.
According to Amnesty International and other top human rights organizations, "Israel's" policies amount to "the crime of apartheid."
Cultural boycotts in solidarity with Palestine have been called for by activists.
In a similar event, Maroon 5 is planning a concert in an occupied village in Palestine called Al-Jerisha, where thousands of Palestinian families were forcibly displaced and ethnically cleansed during the 1948 Nakba.
#Maroon5 is planning a concert in an occupied village in #Palestine called Al-Jerisha, where thousands of #Palestinian families were forcibly displaced and ethnically cleansed during the #Nakba in 1948. pic.twitter.com/q4LxQuFuNI— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 27, 2022
Moreover, English rock band Deep Purple is scheduled to perform on May 22 at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena and the following night at the Payis Arena in usurped lands in occupied Al-Quds.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform at HaYarkon Park on October 13, despite Palestinian calls to cancel the concert and boycott the Israeli occupation entity for its crimes against the Palestinian people.