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In a live final of the musical contest “Eurovision” showed Palestinian flags. About it reports the Jerusalem Post.
Stream took place in the night of may 19. In a speech to the American pop singer Madonna, who was the invited guest of the festival, two dancers showed the audience the flags depicted on their back. One of them was Israeli, and the second Palestinian.
Later, during the announcement of the results, in the frame were contenders from Iceland — a group of Hatari. The musicians raised two banners, but one of which was a flag, and on another was written “Palestine.” Previously, band members have repeatedly criticized the Israeli government and have stated that they intend to draw attention to the problems of the Palestinians.
The European broadcasting Union (EBU) has condemned the actions of Madonna and Icelandic participants. It recalled that Eurovision is not a political event and explained that the Executive Board of the competition will gather to discuss the incident and possible punishment for Iceland.
This year’s winner of “Eurovision” became Duncan Lawrence, representing the Netherlands. In second place was Italy, and the third — Russia.
Video, photo All from Russia.