ISRAEL – Although it went unnoticed because the Israeli television did not capture it (or did not show it), it was wearing a T-shirt and a big banner with the Palestinian flag and the slogan “Dare to dream the end of apartheid”
If in the first semifinal of Eurovision 2019 the public chain of Israel reported having suffered a cyberattack that affected the online broadcast of the gala, and cuklpó Hamas, the second semifinal has also had its share of controversy.
Although the official signal of the Israeli television KAN did not show anything of what happened, an activist with a banner against the Israeli “apartheid” managed to break into the gala without any serious altercation taking place.
“Dare to dream the end of apartheid,” the proclamation read, in a nod to the motto of this edition of the festival “Dare to dream” (“Dare to dream”), which was shown just before the announcement of the results, as collected by Efe .
The activist then stood up to unfold a large canvas that had been introduced into the enclosure despite the security measures, which prohibit the entry of banners of political content.
It also would have managed to circumvent another of the rules, which restricts the display of flags that do not belong to the participating countries, by wearing a shirt with the Palestinian emblem.
Israeli fans confronted her, and she was expelled
The activist, who was originally sitting among the public, was confronted by other attendees who waved Israeli flags and ended up being expelled by several security agents in a peaceful manner.
The episode, which was not captured (or at least was not shown) by the completion of the television semifinal by the Israeli public corporation KAN, has only been witnessed by people located near their sector.
This is the last episode of a series of events in favor of the boycott of this edition of Eurovision for the Israeli government’s policy towards the Palestinians, including several demonstrations and the celebration by musicians of a symbolic alternative festival on the ruins of a gazette. bombed building.