Giovedi, 17 Agosto, 2017

Hundreds turn out for anti-Israel march in London

Polina Garaev  i24news London: Hezbollah flags waved as hundreds gather for Al Quds Day march
Parmenio Sano | 19 Giugno, 2017, 06:43

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he did not have the authority to cancel it. Almost 10,000 people signed a petition to have the march canceled.

Organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, the rally is billed as an event that "unites for the freedom of the oppressed in Palestine and beyond". "Allowing this march to go ahead will send a worrying message to the UK's Jewish community and call into question the commitment of the Mayor of London to eradicate extremism and anti-Semitism" The online appeal culminated by urging Khan to ban the "Al Quds Day" march, and pointed to the London mayor's previous condemnations of terrorism in urging him to demonstrate "that your words are backed up by your actions".

"After the bad recent terrorist events in Manchester and London this display of extremism has no place on the streets of the UK". For example, you can bring a Hezbollah flag to show support for the political wing of Hezbollah.


Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets of London on Sunday to mark the annual Al Quds Day.

The annual anti-Israel event has been held each year since 1979. The European Union, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia have proscribed Hezbollah's military wing as a terrorist organisation, while making a distinction with Hezbollah's political wing.

Accompanying the Hezbollah flags were placards supporting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and accusing the Jewish state of war crimes, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. "Israel destroys three homes every two days".

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