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Another Palestinian community displaced. Will Bon Jovi stand against forced economic despair?

PACBI The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

Sep 1, 2015 — Because of Jon Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation which focuses on “combating issues that force families and individuals into economic despair”, our campaign focuses on highlighting the economic aspects of Israel's apartheid regime.

Just this morning for example, Israel demolished 25 structures, including several homes, belonging to Palestinian Bedouins near the village of Jaba northeast of Jerusalem. 100 persons were left homeless, including 70 children.

This makes 154 people, including 103 children that Israel has displaced, this week alone, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. "This is the largest wave of demolitions in a single week in six months," the UN body said in its weekly report. "So far in 2015, a total of 417 structures have been demolished by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, displacing a total of 495 Palestinians including 277 children.

The army frequently displaces Palestinian families, especially Bedouin families that depend on their livestock as their only sources of income.

We hope to illustrate to Jon and the rest of the band, the situation which their concert will serve to whitewash, so that they may reconsider this performance- in light of Palestinian civil society call for international solidarity- to boycott Israel.

We also hope to encourage you to sign and share the petition with your family, friends and activist networks.