EBU fines Iceland’s Hatari for display of Palestinian scarves during Eurovision final

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Iceland has received a fine from the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest after their band displayed scarves with Palestinian flags during the contest’s final in Israel.

The contest’s organisers, the European Broadcasting Union, said in a statement seen by Euronews that this gesture infringed their rules banning political gestures.

Rule 2.6 of the competition stipulates that “participating broadcasters shall ensure all necessary steps are undertaken within their respective delegations and teams in order to make sure that the ESC shall in no case be politicized and/or instrumentalized.”

Hatari is known for being against Israel’s occupation in the Palestinian territories.

There was no mention of how much they had fined Iceland’s public broadcaster


Via Euronews

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