The world-famous Cirque du Soleil has become the latest international entertainment extravaganza to cancel shows in Israel due to Operation Protective Edge.

"We have to announce the postponement of Cirque du Soleil's Quidam to 2015," wrote promoters Marek Lieberberg and Shuki Weiss in a statement released Wednesday.

The performances were scheduled to take place daily from August 6-21 at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

"Unfortunately it is impossible to secure the safety of the ensemble and the audience at this time. Hence we have no choice but to look forward to an alternative and peaceful period to return to Israel as soon as we can," the promoters wrote.

Weiss already suffered a blow earlier this month when Neil Young was also forced to cancel his Tel Aviv show scheduled for July 17 for the same reasons.

Full refunds will be made at point of purchase during the month of August, and ticket holders will be emailed directly with instructions, which will also be available at www.eventim.co.il.

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