Pro-Palestinian activists have waved Hezbollah terror banners and burnt the Israeli flag outside the Israeli Embassy London.
The demonstration was sparked by new security measures on Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which have now been removed.
Protesters also waved Palestinian and Turkish flags, a well as pictures of the al-Aksa mosque. Cries of “Allahu-akbar” can be heard in amateur footage of the protest.
Israeli flags were snatched from members of a small counter protest, with one being burnt. Police intervened as a second flag was trampled on.
Outside our embassy today, thugs stomp on an Israeli flag, while others fly flags of Hezbollah terror group, cheering on the bloodshed; sick pic.twitter.com/xgvQJ1T4Lt
— Yiftah Curiel (@yiftahc) July 22, 2017
Yiftah Curiel, a diplomat and spokesman for the embassy, slammed “thugs” flying terror flags and said demonstrators were “cheering on the bloodshed” after three Israelis were murdered in their homes in the West Bank on Friday.
The Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB) invited people to attend the so-called “Emergency Protest against Israeli aggressions in Jerusalem” in London on Facebook.
“Israeli government has closed al-Aksa Mosque, imposed tight security check on worshipers as part of its plans to seize the holy Muslim site”, they claimed on the event page.
Islamic thugs, attacking the Jews outside the Israeli embassy. Stealing and burning the flag. Israeli flag burning from about 3 minutes in. Cries of Allahu Akbar. Footage from 22/7 at Israeli Embassy. Hezbollah flag back on London streets, violent Islamic thugs. Listen to vile commentary too.
Posted by David Collier on Saturday, 22 July 2017
The militant wing of Hezbollah is a banned terrorist organisation in the UK. However, the political wing is still legal, meaning police are powerless to remove Hezbollah flags if those flying them claim only to support part of the group.
Hundreds of flags of the terror group were on display at the anti-Israel al-Quds Day rally on London’s street in June.
The Mayor later changed his position and now supports a ban.