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Image – © Palestine Action.

Pro-Palestine campaigners spray and cut a portrait of a British politician involved in creating the state of Israel.

A pro-Palestine group has spray-painted and slashed a painting of Lord Arthur James Balfour, an early 20th Century British foreign secretary who supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland in what is now Israel.

A video filmed at Trinity College, Cambridge, and released on Friday by Palestinian Action, showed an activist spraying the 1914 portrait of the statesman – by Hungarian-born artist Philip Alexius de Laszlo – and cutting it with a sharp object multiple times.

Balfour is best remembered for a 1917 declaration that paved the way for the creation of the state of Israel. Palestinian Action said the document marked the start of ‘ethnic cleansing in Palestine’.

The Balfour declaration promised to build “a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, where the majority of the indigenous population were not Jewish,” the statement published on the group’s official website reads. “He gave away the Palestinians homeland – a land that wasn’t his to give away.”

The UK has seen frequent pro-Palestine and pro-Israel protests since October 7 last year, when the militant group Hamas attacked southern Israel, killing around 1,200 people and taking more than 200 hostages. Israel responded by declaring war on Hamas and launching a military operation in Gaza. Over 30,228 Palestinians have died in the conflict so far, according to Gaza health authorities.

Earlier this week, students from the University of Leeds occupied a campus building in protest at the university’s ties with Israel. The demonstrators demanded that university authorities dismiss the university rabbi, who returned to serve in the Israeli army after October 7.

Last month, tens of thousands of people reportedly took part in a pro-Palestinian march in central London, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

In January, a group of pro-Palestinian activists were arrested on suspicion of plotting to disrupt the work of the London stock exchange, and another group of protesters briefly blocked roads outside parliament. In November, Palestine supporters staged a sit-in at King’s Cross station in central London.

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  1. I see people are finally waking up to where the REAL issue this world faces lies.

    Who owns the banks, who owns the oil who owns the diamonds who owns the media, who owns the pharma companies……certainly not people who have been hard done by……..now all you pro Israeli people WAKE UP.

    I am not pro Israel or pro Palestine. I am pro leaving people alone to live in peace and pro NO WARS.

  2. Great job.
    Hope that will make a few more people aware of how Israhell was created.
    And now the agents of Israhell need to be named, pinpointed and eliminated from their subversive roles in society.
    Boycott Israel.
    Free Palestine.

  3. The Balfour Declaration insured more than 100 years of war in the Middle East would be sustained, all for the Rothschilds.
    I’m in favour of the Palestinians taking what the J*** have illegally seized, and place the Israelis into Gaza.
    They made the mess there, & they can clean it up rebuild it, WITHOUT taxpayer money from the host nations who were compromised by the Mossad!
    They can then pay war reparations to the Palestinians!!!
    Everything wrong in the world (poverty, sickness, usury, oppression, etc.) are due to the Zionist Agendas.
    Perhaps the Israeli Judaic animals can be relocated to the hell that their J***** predecessor Joseph Stalin made in Siberia, ie Vorkuta, Magadan & Kolyma.
    After all, millions of Russian Orthodox Christians died in the J*****-run Zionist GULAG System where they were exploited with building those areas in Siberia.
    The Soviet-styled housing is still there- let the bastards move there, and have Russia keep them in check, and treat them the same way the Palestinians have been treated!
    F*** ‘God’s Chosen People’…the biggest lie perpetrated on the global populations!

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