Protesters against BBC Gaza coverage glue themselves to entrance barriers
Hat tip Weasel Zippers
* Lets hope they used super-glue:
Two protesters demonstrating against the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli bombing of Gaza glued themselves to entrance barriers at BBC Wales in Cardiff yesterday.
Bob Cottrell and Dee Murphy, of the Swansea-Palestine link group, were released after causing disruption in the foyer for almost three hours.
Another member of the group, Fiona Williams, claimed the BBC’s coverage of the bombing was pro-Israeli.
She said: “Hamas is referred to as a militant organisation, rather than the democratically-elected government, having been elected by a huge majority.
“The settlements in the West Bank should be referred to as illegal, the Israeli Defence Force as the Israeli Army, and the separation barrier as the apartheid wall.”
* Well, in that case Al BebeeCeera is not all that far from compliance. What stops them from taking that last little step?
A spokeswoman for BBC Wales said: “We’re satisfied that the BBC’s coverage of the events in Israel and the Palestinian Authority has been balanced, fair, accurate and up to the usual BBC standards of impartiality.
Muslim Anarchy in the UK
From atlas Shrugs:
These nations cannot protect their citizenry, cannot control their outlaws. They gave their country away to the enemy and when they discover this …. they will blame the Jews. Is it still true that UK cops can’t carry guns? What genius thought of that?
Hat tip to Amaros who remark,Â “Look at the sheer violence and the cheering of the abuse of a British cop !!! If they re so saddened that Gaza is getting bombed, why do they cheer and laugh at abusing a Police officer? I bet no charges will be laid, Muslims can do whatever they please in the UK after all it is occupied Muslim land.”
We must stop jihad immigration. We must.
Continued from above:
“In our reports, we have tried to explain how the current situation started and has since developed, and given air-time to representatives from across the political spectrum.”
Meanwhile, more than 100 people attended a peaceful rally in Cardiff city centre earlier.
Carrying banners and singing songs calling for an end to violence, they gathered outside the Aneurin Bevan statue on busy Queen Street.
A handful of police officers attended, but the hour-long demonstration passed without incident.
Organiser Ray Davies, vice-chairman of CND Cymru, said: “We want to give a Welsh protest voice to what is happening in Gaza.
“I feel a great deal of sadness and pain at the bombings, and it has prompted me, and other people, to use that to campaign for peace in Palestine and Israel.”
Yousif Abbas, who runs an Iraqi community school in Cardiff, said: “A resolution has been promised, but there is no sign of it. There needs to be an end to all this, by peaceful means.”
Abdullah Saif, 18, from Butetown, Cardiff, said: “We’re the next generation, and we need to show people what’s happening. The leaders are sitting down and doing nothing, while people are being bombed and killed.”
Protests, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, also took place in London, Bristol, Nottingham and Southampton.
They followed angry clashes outside the Israeli Embassy in Kensington, London, on Monday when seven people were arrested for public order offences, including assaulting police officers.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a demonstration in Westminster on Saturday.
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Gaza protests continue in London
Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in west London to protest for a fourth day over Israel’s air raids on Gaza.
Members of the crowd held banners demanding “Justice for Palestine” and chanted “no justice, no peace” outside the Kensington building.
The demonstration comes after Israel rejected calls for a 48-hour truce in Gaza to allow in humanitarian aid.
Ten people were arrested at a similar protest on Sunday and seven on Monday.
Organiser Majed Al-Zeer, from the Palestinian Return Centre, said the numbers of people turning up showed how strongly people felt about the Israeli attacks.
“It is a working day and for some people a holiday and it is very cold but still hundreds have turned out. It is a very reasonable number.
“There are British people, people from the Arab community and people from the Muslim community. The protest sends a very important message that what is happening in Gaza is not right.”
Richard Kuper, from Jews For Justice for Palestine, joined the protest for a third day.
“I’m outraged by what is going on in Gaza and I think it is important Jewish voices speak out against bombing,” he said.
“I think it was the scale of the bombardment which is greatly disproportionate that has angered people.”
There were 10 arrests for public order offences at a protest at the embassy on Sunday and another seven on Monday.
The demonstrations will continue at the same place on Thursday before moving on to the Egyptian Embassy on Friday and Trafalgar Square on Saturday.
Israel launched further air strikes on Gaza on Wednesday, while more Hamas rockets have landed in southern Israel.
Palestinian officials say about 391 Palestinians have died in the Israeli raids, while four Israelis have been killed by rockets fired from Gaza.