Backstreet Boys Cancel Three Shows in Israel Amid Gaza Fighting

Backstreet Boys Cancel Three Shows in Israel Amid Gaza Fighting

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“This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be our first visit to Israel,” the group says

The Backstreet Boys have pulled the plug on three shows in Tel Aviv, Israel amid deadly fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians.

“We are very sorry to inform you that the BSB concerts planned for July 29-30-31 at the Ra'anana Amphitheater have been postponed,” the group tweeted Sunday along with a link to a statement on its website.

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“This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be our first visit to Israel and we looked forward to meeting our fans,” the statement said. “We're already working with the producers on new dates during Spring 2015 and will notify everyone about this as soon as possible. Sending lots of love to everyone.”

The BSB announcement came on the deadliest day yet in the two-week battle between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

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At least 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed. Hamas also claimed on Sunday that it had captured an Israeli soldier, according to Reuters. However, the Israeli government said it could not confirm the claims.