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The Palestinian flag was hit live on the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel

Twice at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv they presented the Palestinian flag. At first it was in Madonna's room, and then he was picked up by contestants from Iceland during the announcement of the results.

The final of Eurovision 2019, which took place on the night of May 19, did not go without politics – twice the flag of Palestine appeared alive. This attention paid attention to the edition of The Jerusalem Post.

For the first time it happened during Madonna's appearance, which took part in the final as an invited guest. During the appearance of the song "Atid", two dancers turned their backs to the audience, one of them a Palestinian flag on his back, the other with an Israeli flag.

After about an hour, the Atari group, which represented Iceland in the competition, presented two stretch marks with a picture of the flag of Palestine and the inscriptions of the Land of Israel when the results were announced.

At the end of the competition, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) issued a statement condemning the use of the Palestinian flag during the competition. "The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event, and this is directly contrary to the rules of competition," the EBU said in a statement. "Banners were removed quickly, the results of these actions will be discussed by the Advisory Group (Board of Competition) at the end of the competition," said the union.

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