Anti-Israel protests planned after terror attack

The protests follow after Israel's retaliation for a terror attack on a bus in Eilat

The protests follow after Israel's retaliation for a terror attack on a bus in Eilat

Anti-Zionists plan to protest outside Israeli embassies in London and New York later today.

The demonstrations are said to be in response to the IDF’s retaliatory air strikes on Gaza yesterday, which followed the deadly terrorist attacks in southern Israel.

The protest is planned by groups including MPAC UK which claimed it was acting after Israel’s “assault” on Gaza.

In a Twitter message sent to the pro-Israel CIF Watch site, MPAC UK spokesman Raza Nadim said Zionists were “the most vile animals to walk the earth”.

The Egyptian Revolutionary Committee also called for demonstrators to gather outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo this lunchtime. It was thought the demo could attract hundreds of thousands of supporters.

A spokesman at the London embassy said staff were aware of the planned protest, but added that the embassy could not comment on security issues.

    Last updated: 1:05pm, August 19 2011