The punishment was a deterrent to all Tunisian intellectuals if they decided to normalize relations with Israel. The Tunisian musicians' union decided to prevent the artist Mohsen Sharif from singing at its national festivals and private parties.
Also canceled his name from the list of Tunisian artists. In a statement, the union described Majsin al-Sharif's frequent visits to Israel and the celebrations there as "shameful practices that do not overshadow the Tunisian artistic and cultural scene."
"Muhsin al-Sharif" deliberately linked friendly and professional relations with Israel, through repeated hesitation and work, in flagrant violation of Tunisia's unconditional commitment to the Palestinian cause and stand with its struggling people, "said the Tunisian musician.
The union warned all actors in the Tunisian cultural scene to deal with Muhsin al-Sharif, stressing that "it will refer the matter to the Tunisian judiciary if invited to participate in any artistic or musical demonstration.
" Muhsin al-Sharif responded to the controversy of his visit to the Zionist entity that he "received serious threats, and offered to resort to Israel with his family, but he refused it."