Good night. Three men have been arrested for racial hate crimes following reports that a Union Jack flag was set on fire in Twickenham amid chants of “Free Palestine”.
Separately, Lord Pickles, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, said the police have “lost their minds” over the “woke” handling of the pro-Palestinian protests.
Teenagers arrested after burning Union flags and chanting “Free Palestine”
Tree men have been arrested for racial hate crimes following reports of a Union Jack flag being set on fire in Twickenham amid chants of “Free Palestine”. The suspects, a 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds, were arrested on Church Street shortly after 6pm on Monday. It is understood the flag was removed from outside The Fox pub and no other businesses were targeted. The Metropolitan Police said the group had allegedly made comments about the conflict in Gaza.
Police have lost control over pro-Palestine protests, says Lord Pickles
The police have “lost their minds” due to the “woke” Handling of pro-Palestine protests.said Lord Pickles, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues. Lord Pickles, a former Conservative cabinet minister, said he feared the police’s “docile” approach to chants of “jihad” at last weekend’s protests could embolden “impressionable” people. go further and resort to violence.
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Freed Hamas hostage says she was beaten, forced to walk for hours through Gaza tunnels
An elderly hostage who was freed Monday night says she was beaten and forced to walk for hours. Hamas’ underground tunnel network in Gaza. Yocheved Lifschitz, 85, was released on Monday along with Nurit Cooper, 79. The two were kidnapped earlier this month from their kibbutz in Nir Oz, near Gaza, and are now recovering in a Tel Aviv hospital. She said one of her captors had robbed her and beaten her with a stick. Follow the latest on the conflict here.
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