Palestinian artists and cultural centres called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which takes place in Tel Aviv, and launched their own 'Gazavision' - a festival of Palestinian music - in response, as footage shows from Gaza on Tuesday.

'Gazavision' took place by the ruins of the bombed residential building 'Abu Qamar,' in Gaza.

A Palestinian artist asked for Eurovision performers to boycott the contest "because the occupation regime works for the destruction of the Gaza Strip, and they kill the women and children, as you can see."

"We implement this festival, which is not big, but it is something very big and great in our hearts. Even despite the destruction and the shelling, we can deliver our message to the world," said Executive Director of a Palestinian music group, Mariam Al-Zanati.

Delegations from 42 countries from Europe and all over the world will take part in the 2019 edition of the Eurovision song contest which lasts from May 14 to 18.

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