Counter-protesters clash with police at a distance during pro-Palestinian march
Far-right thugs attacked Armistice Day and attacked police during a pro-Palestinian march in central London on Saturday, leading to violent clashes with officers and dozens of arrests.
London’s Metropolitan Police has condemned “extreme violence” by far-right groups after nine police officers were injured when they stopped a “drunken, aggressive and confrontational” crowd from storming a memorial. .
Deputy Commissioner Matt Twist added that knives, batons and knuckle dusters were among the weapons seized from the group of football hooligans. The Metropolitan District confirmed that 126 people were arrested throughout the day.
It comes after Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf accused Suera Braverman of encouraging far-right groups by “stoking the flames of division” and urged her to resign.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian ambassador to the UK, Hussam Zumrot, addressed the hundreds of thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters who took part in the march, paying tribute to those who had “lost their lives in the war” and those who were “still falling”. He gave a moving speech.
“Today is a reminder that peace can only be achieved when the gunshots die down,” he said. “That’s why we’re here today. To ask for a ceasefire.”
Starmer urges prime minister to sack Braverman, accusing him of ‘lashing the department’
Lord Keir said few public figures had “recently taken more divisive action” than the home secretary, as the Labor leader called on Rishi Sunak to sack Suella Braverman.
In a comment piece for the Sunday Telegraph, Sir Keir wrote: “The Home Secretary and Prime Minister’s response to police and protesters this week, just days after shamefully describing homelessness as a ‘lifestyle choice’, betrayed the public.” There is a complete lack of respect for the values and principles of this country.
“Few people have sown more division, pitted the British people against each other, and sowed hatred and mistrust in public life more than Suella Braverman. In doing so, she has brought her office to shame.” Masu.”
Sir Keir said some pro-Palestinian demonstrators had incited violence, glorified Hamas or called for the destruction of Israel and “should be dealt with decisively by the law”. .
But he said the blanket calls for the cancellation of rallies and the government’s attempts to label protesters with whom it disagrees as extremists “shows the cowardice of the ministers.”
Maryam Zakir-HusseinNovember 12, 2023 08:10
Sadiq Khan joins Sunak in calling for Braverman to be sacked
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has followed Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer in calling for Rishi Sunak’s home secretary Suela Braverman to be sacked for stoking tensions ahead of Armistice Day.
Braverman came under increasing pressure on Saturday after scenes of far-right violence against officers labeled pro-Palestinian demonstrators “hate marchers” and accused police of bias in forcing the rally. Ta.
Dozens of far-right demonstrators were arrested, including one who tried to confront people taking part in the march that Mr. Sunak and Mr. Braverman had called for police to ban.
Mr Khan said it was “alarming” to see acts of violence against police and that if the Prime Minister did not sack Mr Braverman, “he is either too weak or aligned with her”. .
“Sadly, after a week of efforts by some to stoke tensions, these scenes were predictable,” Khan wrote in the Sunday Mirror.
“They were a direct result of the Home Secretary’s words and actions.”
“If Suella Braverman has any honour, she will resign, but if she doesn’t, Rishi Sunak should sack her.”
Maryam Zakir-HusseinNovember 12, 2023 07:54
Beatings, threats at gunpoint, and terrified flights: Inside the most aggressive West Bank land grab in 50 years
belle trueu Visit villages in the occupied West Bank and hear harrowing stories of settler violence in which Palestinian families say they have been forced from their homes – rights groups say this is the result of Israel’s occupation of the area in 1967. It is said to be the biggest land grab ever since.
A man wearing an Israeli military uniform used a knife to cut Mohamed’s clothes, urinated on her, then beat her relentlessly and tried to rape her with a stick. He detailed the attack, which took place in the village of Wadi al-Sheikh, about 20 miles northeast of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank.
Mohamed Matar, 46, a Palestinian activist and humanitarian, had come to the Bedouin community to help the 30 Palestinian families living there. They are calling for help as attacks by Israeli settlers across the occupied West Bank have surged and become dangerously violent in the wake of Hamas’s brutal attack in southern Israel on October 7. Ta.
Inside the most aggressive West Bank land grab in more than 50 years
Bel True travels to villages in the occupied West Bank and hears harrowing stories of settler violence in which Palestinian families say they have been forced from their homes – a phenomenon human rights groups say is the same as in 1967 when Israel It is said to be the largest land grab since the area was occupied.
Maryam Zakir-HusseinNovember 12, 2023 07:45
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators surround Michael Gove at Victoria Station
A group of pro-Palestinian protesters surrounded Michael Gove, shouting “Shame on you!” He was on his way to Victoria Station after the Cenotaph ceremony on Saturday, November 11th. Footage posted on X showed Level Up walking through the station entrance as Palestinian flags waved around him and demonstrators chanted “Free Palestine.” On the same day that around 300,000 demonstrators gathered to demand an end to Israel’s war against Hamas, far-right groups clashed with police in London, raising tensions across the capital.
Maryam Zakir-HusseinNovember 12, 2023 07:30
Two minutes of silence by thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators was meant to get their point across
“Today we remember those who lost their lives in war, and we remember those who are falling today,” he said.
Maryam Zakir-HusseinNovember 12, 2023 07:15
Thousands march in Paris against anti-Semitism
Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in Paris today to protest against anti-Semitism, amid a surge in anti-Semitic incidents across France.
Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin said more than 3,000 police and gendarmes would be deployed to Paris to maintain security for the “Great Citizens’ March.”
On the eve of the march, President Emmanuel Macron condemned the “unbearable resurgence of anti-Semitism” in the country.
“The France that our Jewish people fear is not France,” he said in a letter published in October 2016. Le Parisien.
“The France that French people fear because of their religion or their place of origin is not France.”
He added that Sunday’s “Great Citizens’ March” should show that France is “united behind values and universalism.”
But the president said he would only participate in the march “in my heart, in my thoughts.”
Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 12, 2023 07:00
Far-right group clashes with police, throws projectiles in London
Footage shows far-right demonstrators clashing with police in Westminster as hundreds of thousands of people took part in a pro-Palestinian march in London on Saturday, November 11.
Crowds described by London police as “counter-protesters” were also seen clashing with officers and throwing projectiles on Saturday afternoon.
Far-right group riots in London, clashes with police, throws projectiles
Footage shows far-right demonstrators clashing with police in Westminster as hundreds of thousands of people took part in a pro-Palestinian march in London on Saturday, November 11. There is chaos across the capital, including near the cenotaph. Crowds described by London police as “counter-protesters” were also seen clashing with police and throwing projectiles on Saturday afternoon. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “We are reviewing the footage to identify those involved in the earlier disturbance within the group detained on Bridge Street.” “Those identified have been arrested and we will continue to use our powers under S60 and S60AA of the Public Order Act to search for weapons and remove facial coverings. “Two people have been arrested so far. The first charge was for assault on a police officer and the second charge was for possession of a controlled substance. The officer is being cared for by his colleagues and both suspects are being taken into custody at this time. .”
Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 12, 2023 06:30
Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects ceasefire call, says fighting will continue with “full force”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s fight to crush Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip will continue “with all its might.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address that a ceasefire would only be possible if all 239 hostages held by Gaza militants were released.
He insisted that Gaza would be demilitarized after the war and that Israel would maintain security control of the Gaza Strip. “The war (with Hamas) is going on at full speed and its only goal is to win. There is no other option but victory,” the prime minister said.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, more than 11,070 Palestinians have been killed since the war began, two-thirds of them women and minors.
Approximately 2,700 people are reported missing, believed to be trapped under rubble or possibly dead.
At least 1,200 people were killed in Israel, mostly in the first Hamas attack, Israeli officials said.
Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 12, 2023 06:00
Israeli forces open fire on people leaving Al-Shifa hospital
Médecins Sans Frontières claimed on Saturday that people fleeing the besieged al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip were shot by Israeli forces.
“At the time of writing, staff have witnessed people being shot at as they attempt to flee Al Shifa Hospital,” the nonprofit organization wrote.
“MSF urgently reiterates its call for an end to attacks on hospitals, an immediate ceasefire, and the protection of medical facilities, medical staff and patients.”
The World Health Organization said the hospital was out of electricity and fuel and had lost contact with staff.
MedGlobal said doctors and patients were trapped indoors in Al Shifa due to heavy sniper fire even during the four-hour ceasefire.
“Our staff are risking their lives to protect our patients and continue to serve despite the grief of losing their families and communities. The least the world can do is ensure their safe evacuation. ,” said Dr. Zaher Tharoor, President of MedGlobal.
The Israeli military said it was in contact with local authorities in the Gaza Strip and working with al-Shifa to evacuate patients.
“We are in contact with local authorities and administrators in Gaza to assist them and inform them of where to go to evacuate the area. “We are also trying to coordinate with them that they are in the hospital,” Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conrics told CNN on Sunday.
Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 12, 2023 05:30
WATCH: Aerial view of massive pro-Palestinian march in London
Get an aerial view of central London as a huge pro-Palestinian march takes place on Saturday 11th November.
Police braced themselves for a Remembrance Day march by hundreds of thousands of people in what is expected to be the largest political march in British history.
Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 12, 2023 05:00