KAN has ordered the sale of tickets for Eurovision 2019 to be suspended due to fear of irregularities with sales already.
The Israeli national broadcaster has ordered the sale of tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest be stopped. This was after the supervision and control systems on behalf of the KAN’s management identified an attempt by various parties to intervene in the sale process. The process has seen hundreds of tickets for the best seats in the hall being sold to officials dealing with communications and sports, and not to the general public.
While KAN establishes what exactly happened in the ticket selling process, the sale of all tickets is stopped. If the tickets are found to have been sold illegally then KAN will seize the tickets and return them to public sale.
Due to the quick time period in which the tickets sold out, there was speculation around the validity of all of the sales. The Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, has also instructed the police to stop the illegal sale of tickets on reselling websites. Arden said that ticket speculation is an ugly and illegal phenomenon.
It is not possible that a festive and joyous event, which is expected to be celebrated from all over the world, will be a tool in the hands of criminals who undermine the face of the State of Israel.