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Pro-Palestinian Convoy In London Includes Chants of ‘F**k The Jews, Rape Their Daughters’

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15 : A demonstrator carries a Palestinian flag in front of Metropolitan Police outside the Israeli Embassy in central London on Saturday, May 15, 2021. While Israeli bombardment of Gaza continued for a fifth consecutive day, this is the 3rd week of ongoing demonstrations across the United Kingdom with 25 demonstrations taking place across the country. (Photo by Vudi Xhymshiti/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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On Sunday, a pro-Palestinian convoy made its way through North London, shouting anti-Semitic tropes.

“F**k the Jews! F**k their daughters!” a man with a microphone yelled from one of the cars.”F**k their mothers! Rape their daughters!”

 

Not long after the video surfaced, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter to condemn anti-Semitism and racism. It was unclear if he was referring specifically to the video.

“There is no place for antisemitism in our society. Ahead of Shavuot, I stand with Britain’s Jews who should not have to endure the type of shameful racism we have seen today,” Johnson tweeted.

Various politicians called on London’s Metropolitan Police to address the situation.

“This vile, violent racism is NOT welcome in London,” former Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted. “I expect @metpoliceuk to make it a priority to arrest these dangerous hate-mongers today.”

This is disgusting antisemitism. There is no place for this hatred in the UK,” Home Security Priti Patel tweeted. “I expect @metpoliceuk to be taking this seriously.”

“This, on the streets of London is deeply disturbing. Vile, criminal hatred like this must not be tolerated,” Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick tweeted.

The Metropolitan Police responded to the video, saying they were looking to identify the individuals in the video.

“We are aware of a video appearing to show anti-Semitic language being shouted from a convoy of cars in the St John’s Wood area this afternoon,” the police tweeted. “Officers are carrying out urgent enquiries to identify those responsible. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

A short time later, the Metropolitan Police indicated they identified at least one of the vehicles but they were working to find the suspect.

#UPDATE | Officers have identified the vehicle involved and are making enquiries to locate the occupants,” the police said in a follow-up tweet. “Thank you to everybody who has shared information.”

The anti-Semitic slurs come on the heels of a week-long conflict between Israel and Hamas.

As The Daily Wire previously reported, “The IDF’s strikes on terrorist targets inside Gaza comes after terrorists with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have fired approximately 3,000 rockets at Israeli citizens over the last week, killing nearly a dozen people and wounding hundreds. Out of all the rockets that the terrorists have launched at Israel, approximately 450 have landed inside Gaza.”

Earlier in the day on Sunday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intelligence agencies shared information with the United States indicating Hamas shared an office building with The Associated Press, The Daily Wire reported. The building was demolished during an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) airstrike earlier this week.

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