December 15, 2018

Hezbollah Flags Flown At London Protests

A slew of Hezbollah flags and signs stating “We are Hezbollah” were flown at a June 11 rally in London celebrating Quds Day.

According to the Jewish Chronicle, Hezbollah flags are allowed to be flown at the protests because only Hezbollah’s military wing is designated as a terror organization in Britain, not their political wing.

The protests, which took place in front of the Saudi embassy in London because of the country’s growing warmth toward Israel, featured a speaker identified as Shaykh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour who declared that Israel needs to be “wiped from the map” and that the “days are numbered” for Zionists. Another speaker, Anglican church cleric Stefan Sizer, posted an article on Facebook in 2015 claiming that Israel was behind the 911 terror attacks.

The leader of the protest, Nazim Hussein Ali, claimed that Zionists were behind the fire that destroyed London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017. He led chants of “Free free Palestine” at the June 11 rally.

An Israeli flag was also burned at the event.

The Zionist Federation of Great Britain hosted a “Stand Against Hate, Stand Against Hezbollah” counter-protest at the event, which featured speakers like radio host Maajid Nawaz.

One of the attendees at the counter-protest, Sussex Friends of Israel co-founder Fiona Sharpe, told the Jewish Chronicle that flying Hezbollah flags “crosses the line.”

“We wouldn’t want to see the flying of an ISIS flag on the streets of London,” Sharpe said. “I don’t think it’s appropriate to fly the Hezbollah flag.”

Quds Day is Iran’s yearly celebration of Palestine. Hezbollah is Iran’s Shia terror proxy in Lebanon.