An anti-Israel group projected the flag of Palestine onto the side of the British Houses of Parliament in London early yesterday morning.
The Daily Mail reports that the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) claimed to have carried out the stunt, in which it project the flag along with the slogans “Free Palestine”, “Sanctions Now” and “Stop the Massacre”, in an attempt to pressure the British government into taking action against Israel.
Hugh Lanning of the PSC said: “David Cameron has failed to listen to the voices of hundreds and thousands of British people who have taken to the streets. He has failed to stand up for an occupied people being ruthlessly murdered by an occupying power.
“The Prime Minister has weakly accepted the US’ political position, which is totally out of step with the mood of this country. It is time for firm action consistent with international law.”
However, Jonathan Arkush, vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said the stunt was “offensive to the British public”.
Speaking to MailOnline, he said: “We don’t need to import conflicts in the Middle East to this country. We should instead be exporting values and efforts designed to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
“The PSC has once again shown itself to be an irrelevant and extremist pressure group. It appears to be motivated by nothing more than a hatred of Israel, the only democracy and true ally of the West in the Middle East.
“The PSC is silent on the rockets and tunnels of Hamas, an internationally proscribed terrorist organisation, but extremely vocal against Prime Minister David Cameron whose statements on the Gaza conflict have been measured, and constructive.”