Palestine Action activists squirt Balfour statue with fake blood – London

Activists squirt 'blood' on Balfour statue in London

Palestine Action activists doused a statue of Lord Arthur Balfour at the UK Houses of Parliament, in fake blood, using ketchup, on Saturday, in protest against the Balfour Declaration, which established the UK's support for a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. The 1917 letter from Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to leading Zionist, Lord Rothschild — who helped to write it — promised British support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people …" This helped to pave the way for the creation of the State of Israel in Occupied Palestine in 1948 and the accompanying ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians known as the Nakba (Catastrophe). Moreover, the two activists in the lobby […] Source

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