A pro-Palestinian group called on the Scottish government to censure and enforce sanctions against Israel, and climbed on the parliament building with signs and flags in solidarity with Gaza.
The group tweeted its occupation of the roof, and a statement saying “members have just occupied the roof of the Scottish Parliament in protest at the Scottish Governments failure to condemn Israel’s recent attacks” was posted on its Facebook page.
The group, We Are All Hana Shalabi, bears the name of a woman suspected of involvement with the Islamic Jihad terror group. Shalabi was arrested by Israel in February and deported to the Gaza Strip after a hunger strike.
The protest came the day after Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, ending Operation Pillar of Defense and the rocket assault from Gaza on Israel’s south after eight days of violence.