Icelandic band Hatari presents last surprise, song with Palestinian

In a video clip with Bashar Murad the band seems to be singing in the West Bank.

May 25, 2019 20:28
Iceland's Hatari unveils "Palestine" banners on camera whilst receiving their score, Eurovision 2019

Iceland's Hatari unveils "Palestine" banners on camera whilst receiving their score, Eurovision 2019. (photo credit: SCREENSHOT/KAN)


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Icelandic band Hatari, that made headlines around the world after waving Palestinian flags during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest held in Tel Aviv, seem to have at least one last trick up their sleeve. 


Working with Palestinian singer Bashar Murad in a half-Arabic, half-Icelandic clip with English subtitles, their message is that of defiance. 
"I won't bow down after all this torture," they sing as their bodies become sand and are blown away in the wind.

The video seems to have been shot in the West Bank and was released on Youtube on Thursday.
Hatari famously invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a match of Icelandic wrestling in which the goal is to grab the belt of one's rival. 
"It's a very respectful way to solve conflicts," they claimed. 

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