Met refuses to police pro-Palestine march targeted by Zionists

The annual Al Quds Day march

The Metropolitan Police have said they will not police the annual pro-Palestine Al Quds March this year despite vows by Zionists to target it.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission, the organisers of the national march in London on Sunday, now say they fear the event may be targeted by Zionist extremists.

The IHRC says Zionists have called a rival rally on the same day and that violence has broken out at previous counter-demonstrations by Zionist organisations where make-shift missiles were lobbed at the march attendees.

The coalition of Zionist groups has also described slogans and calls for the dismantling of the Apartheid state of Israel as “hatred against the Jewish people”.

IHRC chair Massoud Shadjareh said: “It is evident from their promotional literature that the Zionist groups are intent on promoting hatred against the Palestinians and those who support them and are coming to confront peaceful demonstrators in what is essentially a multicultural and multi-religious family gathering. Far from being an expression of hate the demonstration is a call to end the racist ideology of Zionism and Israeli oppression of the Palestinians.”

The event will take place on Sunday 3 July, with demonstrators assembling in Duchess Street in preparation for a march through the busy streets of central London to Grosvenor Square, home to the US embassy.

The embassy has again been selected as a rallying point because of Washington’s continuing support of Israel. The US continues to underwrite the Zionist regime financially, militarily and politically and block all attempts at finding a just solution to the Palestinian issue.

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While much of the world’s attention has been deflected by other conflicts in the Middle East, the Zionist regime has continued its relentless policy of settlement building, confiscating and isolating Palestinian lands and restricting Palestinians’ movement and access to the necessities of daily life such as water and medical care. Resistance to the occupation has been met with bullets – some 200 Palestinians have been killed in the last year.

The Gaza Strip remains effectively blockaded by Israel on one side and the Egyptian military regime on the other. The siege has crippled the economy with 41% of people out of work, higher than any other economy in the world, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Youth unemployment is believed to be 60%. Some 80% of inhabitants are dependent on external aid to survive.

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