Pro-Palestinian activists ‘occupy’ Scottish parliament building
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Pro-Palestinian activists ‘occupy’ Scottish parliament building

In Facebook posts, group calls on Edinburgh to 'enforce sanctions against Israel'

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

An illustrative photo of Pro-Palestinian activists on the Scottish Parliament building (photo credit: screen capture/We Are All Hana Shalabi/Facebook)
An illustrative photo of Pro-Palestinian activists on the Scottish Parliament building (photo credit: screen capture/We Are All Hana Shalabi/Facebook)

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.

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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.

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