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Sour note Pop twins Jedward call for Israel to be removed from Eurovision

"The world is watching you! Justice for Palestinians", Jedward have tweeted.





Pop twins Jedward have called for Israel to be removed from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after violence flared in the Middle East.

The former Eurovision contestants warned Israel that “the world is watching you” as they called for the ban.

Taking to Twitter the Leixlip lads wrote: “Calling ACTION now @Eurovision to remove Israel from this year’s contest!

"The world is watching you! Justice for Palestinians,” they added, alongside a flag of the Palestinian Territories.

A total of 119 people have been killed in Gaza and eight have died in Israel since fighting began on Monday.

Earlier today Israel intensified its assault on Gaza, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities.

As Israel’s broadcasting authority is a member of the European Broadcasting Union, it is eligible to participate in the song contest which it has done so since 1973.

Four time winner Israeli will compete alongside 15 other countries in the first Semi-Final on Tuesday.

Earlier in the week, Jedward also tweeted about the violence in the Middle East, writing: “Israel’s Eurovision entry this year is called “Set Me Free” yet you’re killing off Palestine. Set them free!!”

John and Edward Grimes have used their social media in recent times to highlight various issues including Black Lives Matter and the importance of minding our skin.

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