Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest said the gesture by Iceland's Hatari infringed upon their rules banning political gestures.
The Palestinian narrative does not share in the global prominence that Israeli or Western narratives enjoy, but one organisation is trying to change that through a digital campaign.
Anna Korsun, 27, who goes by the stage name Maruv, was selected by a public vote on Saturday to sing at the contest in Israel.
A 50-strong coalition of Britain's creative industries says the broadcaster should "act on its principles" and call for the annual competition to be moved over Israel's "systematic violation of Palestinian human rights."
ABBA members come together 35 years after their last single by saying, "It was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!"
Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest performing a jazz-style ballad written by sister Luisa, beating second-place Bulgaria. Italy and Portugal had been the bookmakers' favourite for the 62nd edition of the competition.
Russia's participation in the Kiev contest in May is fraught with political tensions as the two ex-Soviet neighbours have been locked in a bitter feud since Moscow annexed Crimea in March 2014.
Ten countries won enough support at Eurovision Song Contest's first semi-final to compete in upcoming final in Sweden.
Palestinians seek apology from Eurovision song contest organisers after the Palestinian flag was listed amongst banned banners
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