Gaza pieces appeal to Eurovision singers to boycott Israel

GAZA CITY: Palestinian Artists Call Out Eurovision Songfestival Participants To Boycott The International Music Competition Israel Is Hosting Next Week.

The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate oppression, promote injustice or whitewash a brutal regime.''

The artists cited the killing of over 60 during Gaza border protests on May 14 last year, the same day Israel won the Eurovision.

The Association Holds A Sit-In Outside The EU Office Gaza And Wrote A Protest Letter.

Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets at Israel over the weekend. Israel retaliated with airstrikes. At least 25 Palestinians, including 10 militants and four Israel i civilians, were killed. The renewed violence threatened to disrupt the Eurovision festivities slated to begin May 14.