Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Vandals Post Anti-Israel Ads in London Subways; Pro-Palestinian Activist Group Says It Posted Ads

Hundreds of posters in support of the Palestinians and calling Israel an apartheid state were hung in London's Underground subway system, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (February 23, 2016).

The ads were removed yesterday, Israel's Foreign Minister said in a statement. Commuters first saw the signs during yesterday's morning commute after they were put up overnight.

Transport for London -- which runs the subway system -- told the London-based Jewish Chronicle that the ads were "unauthorized acts of vandalism" and would be taken down.

London Palestine Action -- a pro-Palestinian activist group -- claimed responsibility for the ads, saying they are part of the group's Israeli Apartheid Week campaign. Some of the ads call the BBC's coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict biased toward Israel, while others are emblazoned with the headline "Apartheid is Great Britain."

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