First Minister Humza Yousaf, whose parents-in-law escaped from Gaza last week, has backed the right of protesters to hold events on Armistice Day despite UK Government claims it was ‘provocative and disrespectful’.
In Scotland there have been protest marches over the last four weekends. Five people were also arrested after a group occupied the roof of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last week.
The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign led protests in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon, as well as marches in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Forres, and Dundee.
Protests began in the UK on 14 October, one week after Hamas launched an attack in Israel that killed 1,400 people and saw 229 held as hostages. Since then, the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says more than 10,800 Palestinians have been killed.
Here are nine powerful images taken of protesters in the Capital.
Immigration to Britain is stunningly high, with more than one million people arriving in 2022. If this migration was driven by the world’s best and brightest coming to enrich our economy, that might be just about tolerable. Instead, too many migrants are benefiting from the largesse of the British government.
When Yuval Kestelman saw gunmen firing at a Jerusalem bus stop, he acted swiftly to stop the attack -- but was killed by Israeli soldiers who likely mistook him for an assailant.As the attack unfolded, Kestelman stopped his car, drew his pistol, ran across the road and opened fire, killing the two Palestinian gunmen.
Boris Johnson lashed out at Hugo Keith KC, accusing the inquiry counsel of suggesting he “had his feet up at Chevening” through February.The inquiry has been told by Dominic Cummings that Mr Johnson was on holiday during the February 2020 half term as Covid struck.Mr Keith asked about the break, but stressed that Mr Johnson was working while away, saying: “Nobody is suggesting you had your feet up at Chevening.”“Apart from you that is,” Mr Johnson replied.Mr Keith clarified that it was Mr Cummings who had suggested he was on holiday and not working.Mr Johnson said “I take it back” and apologised to Mr Keith.He added: "I hope the inquiry is satisfied there wasn't a long holiday I took personally... I was working throughout."Source: Reuters
It will take two weeks for Russian forces to repair the defenses around the Crimean Bridge after a recent storm, Ukrainian Defense Intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Dec. 4, adding that Ukraine will not hesitate to strike the bridge in the meantime.