An attack on the Eurovision song contest would be a pr disaster for Israel. And in the good before the competition began, it built Israel up anti-missile defence system called ”iron dome”, järnkupolen, around the country and the reservists were called in to be able to respond to every conceivable threat. The reservists arrived to be on site until the contest is over.
noticed, after all, not much of the tense situation between Israel and the palestinians in the Gaza strip. The sun is shining and many are looking to the beach. Cafes and restaurants teeming with people.
Around the arena, it is clearer and armed guards and police officers are visible on all sensitive sites. Control of bags and metal detectors stand at all entrances and in order to enter, you go through two security checks.
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But metal detectors for the registration is nothing new for the Tel Aviv-finals. The security around the Eurovision is always high nowadays, and in Lisbon, last year, had the police placed the kulspruteskyttar on the ceilings around the entrance to the arena.
against the Eurovision became clear when the consignment were hacked during Tuesday's semi-final and several menacing message appeared in the box before sändningsledningen managed to regain control. So far, Israel has accused Hamas to be behind but there is as yet no secure evidence for this.
The many guards around the Expo Tel Aviv also has other duties than to prevent acts of terrorism. The organizers also fear that the groups called for a boycott to go into the arena. So far the demonstrations are carried out peacefully and usually elsewhere in the city.
one of them seems for the boycott of this year's Eurovision, is organizing an alternative to the competition in the form of a concert. The concert is broadcast from Bethlehem, Haifa, London and Dublin, where palestinian, israeli and international artists participating.
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