Pro-Palestine protests are very common these days around the world. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on numerous protests including one in London around the Israeli Embassy, one in Chicago, and a big one in our state’s capitol, Washington D.C. However, the United Kingdom had a very unique form of supporting Palestine, and everyone within the vicinity of the United Kingdom Parliament would have witnessed it.
Reports are coming in that the United Kingdom Parliament got a “temporary makeover” supporting Palestine when a projection of the Palestinian flag shone on its walls, early morning on Friday.
According to the initial article by the Daily Mail, the stunt was claimed by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, or the PSC. They said it projected the flag, complete with slogans such as “Free Palestine”, “Sanctions Now”, and “Stop the massacre”, to attempt to pressure the British government to take action. Their protest was of course condemned by British Jews and Israel supporters. Jonathan Arkush, the vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, even accused the PSC of being motivated by a “offensive to the British public”.
The PSC are not the only ones under fire for other British citizens are showing their support for Palestine in other ways. One great example is Muslim mayor for the town Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman. He sparked a storm of protests on Wednesday when he raised the Palestinian flag above the town hall.
A follow-up article by Breit Bart reports Jonathan Arkush’s statement about the projection on the UK Parliament building in which 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.”
Jonathan Arkush continued on with his statement, this time expressing his thoughts on the PSC in relationship to their latest stunt:
“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.”
We want to know what you think about the PSC’s projected Palestinian flag stunt on the U.K. Parliament. Was it a very effective (and creative) way to pressure the British government to take action? Or was it exactly what Jonathan Arkush said it was: offensive to the British public? Let us know in the comment below.
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