Outrage as London posters of kidnaped Israeli children defaced by Palestine protester

Outrage as London posters of kidnaped Israeli children defaced by Palestine protester

A row has erupted after a man was allegedly caught writing the word 'coloniser' on a post of a kidnapped Israeli child

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 18/10/2023

- 14:30

The Met Police have launched an investigation into the incident after the video circulated online

A pro-Palestine campaigner has caused outraged after allegedly being caught writing "coloniser" on a poster of a kidnapped Israeli child in London.

The video shows the man being confronted by a woman as he appears to go up the poster of the missing child taken by Hamas.


During the clip, the woman can be heard saying "I know people who have died" in the conflict which has killed thousands of people in the Middle East.

The Met Police have launched an investigation into the incident after the video circulated online.

The video shows the man being confronted by a woman as he appears to go up the poster of the missing child taken by Hamas

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It follows similar incidents where pro-Palestine demonstrators have targeted posters which have been put up to raise awareness of civilians kidnapped by the terrorist group.

Last week, one woman was spotted tearing down posters of kidnapped children while shouting: "This is for Palestine".

Protests have been carried out in cities across the world which has seen violent scenes erupt.

In Sydney, vile chants aimed at Jewish people calling for them to be "wiped out" were heard.

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The latest video was shared by the Campaign Against Antisemitism to its followers on Tuesday.

The organisation wrote: "This man was caught writing “coloniser” on posters of hostages kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.

"The incident took place this morning on West End Lane in West Hampstead."

The person behind the camera can be heard saying: "Excuse me can you please stop it? Writing coloniser on an innocent two-year-old girl? I know people who have died."

The latest video was shared by the Campaign Against Antisemitism to its followers on Tuesday

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A spokesperson for the firm who employs the man said: "We were recently notified of a member of staff writing discriminatory messages on posters on West End Lane in West Hampstead.

"We do not tolerate such behaviour and are dealing with the incident accordingly, with the relevant authorities also notified."

A spokesperson for the Met Police added: "We are aware of a video posted on social media allegedly showing a man defacing posters in #WestHampstead.

"Officers are assessing the footage and an investigation is ongoing. Witnesses should call 101 ref CAD 2578/17 Oct."

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