"Iceland's contribution, Hatari, showed up in Palestine-scarves for the tv cameras when they got their viewer votes. "
"In connection with the tv-the pictures went out over the whole of Europe buades a vengeance in the arena. "
"– We hope to see an end to the occupation as soon as possible, said Hataris singer Matthías Tryggvi."
"Earlier in the week reported Nöjesbladet that the Eurovision had put the muzzle of the icelandic band, Hatari. The band's members have visited the west bank. Eurovision-the organizer, the EBU, requires that the participants in the competition should be apolitical. In Tel Aviv the moderator for the official press conferences had tried to stop the band from pronouncing itself on the issue. But Hataris singer, Matthías Tryggvi, spoke out anyway."
"– We hope to see an end to the occupation as soon as possible and that there should be peace, we are hopeful, " he said during a press conference."
"When the band had their second rehearsal, they got to the question if they felt that the organizer limited their freedom of expression. "
" No, except when we are in this area. The rule is that we should remain apolitical in the competition. There is a subtle boundary that we stand on, but I think we managed it well so far, " said Matthías Tryggvi then."