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Israeli Envoy in UK Ushered To Safety After Pro-Palestinian Protests Hijack Event

By 11/10/2021 5:00 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

On Tuesday, Israeli Ambassador to the UK Tzipi Hotovely was evacuated under heavy security from an event at the London School of Economics after the intrusion of a large protest by pro-Palesestinain activists against her presence.

As it stands, Hotovely had been invited by the prestigious university’s student union to take part in a debate forum, and this did not sit well with some pro-Palestine protestors who rampaged the event.

According to video footage of the incident, security guards were seen rushing Hotovely, who was clutching a bouquet of flowers, into a vehicle, while others tried to keep back a group of jeering activists, who chanted “aren’t you ashamed?”

The protests specifically targeted Hotovely, saying that she has “advocated for settler colonialism, engaged in Islamophobic rhetoric and has perpetuated anti-Palestinian racism.”

Hotovely, who also served as deputy foreign minister between 2015 and 2020, is a staunch supporter of Israel’s settlement movement and a vehement opponent of the two-state solution. She has also advocated for a unilateral Israeli annexation of the West Bank, something the British government has repeatedly rejected as a blatant violation of international law.

In reaction to this incident, Nadhim Zahawi, a Conservative MP Tweeted, “This is deeply disturbing, I am so sorry Ambassador Hotovely.”

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