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- Posted on Jun 6th 2010 4:00PM by Liz Colville
News of the cancellation follows last week's raid by the Israeli military against an aid flotilla bound for Gaza, which killed nine pro-Palestine activists. However, the Pixies' publicist in Israel, Shuki Weiss, did not name the raid -- or anything else -- as the reason for the cancellation.
Despite the political unrest in the region, performers including Elton John and Rod Stewart still plan to play Israel this summer, according to AP.
Two weeks ago Elvis Costello canceled his plans to perform in the country. The British singer-songwriter took to his website to explain his reasons, citing what he described as the "intimidation" and "humiliation" of Palestinians by Israel.
Gil Scott-Heron also recently canceled an appearance in Tel Aviv after protesters interrupted one of his shows at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
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