TV presenter Rachel Riley has voiced her shock after seeing Londoners "partying" and "dancing" in an apparent celebration of the atrocities carried out by Hamas earlier on Saturday.
Writing on social media, she said: "Acton, half an hour ago. Popped into a cafe for some baklava with the kids and our Ukrainian friends.
"People have been brutally murdered, kidnapped and there are people in London dancing."
In another post, she wrote: "I just passed two cars in West London driving with Palestinian flags flying from each window, bouncing up and down in their cars, seemingly celebrating like they were having a party.
"Make no mistake, this is a dangerous and terrifying time for all Jews around the world."
Acton, half an hour ago.— Rachel Riley MBE 💙 (@RachelRileyRR) October 7, 2023
Popped into a cafe for some baklava with the kids and our Ukrainian friends.
People have been brutally murdered, kidnapped and there are people in London dancing.
Just had a reassuring call with the police, if anyone is scared, please call them. https://t.co/fYjXn4zEDF pic.twitter.com/dQjcAsRyDS
Other members of the public also voiced their shock at seeing motorists draping their cars in Palestinian flags and beeping their horns as they drove down Edgware Road, near the centre of London.
Footage of the celebration, which took place on Saturday afternoon, prompted outrage, with one commentator calling those behind the display "monsters".
It comes as Hamas claimed on Saturday evening it has killed more than 250 Israelis as it launched a massive offensive from the Gaza Strip, including firing more than 3,000 rockets and sending dozens of Palestinian terrorists to infiltrate the Jewish state.
Around 5.30 pm, 11 hours into the terrorist attacks, there were still exchanges of fire at 22 locations inside Israel.
Just after 8 pm, Hamas launched a massive barrage of rockets toward central Israel, with direct hits reported in Tel Aviv, Bat Yam and Givatayim.
Active combat continued between Israeli security forces and Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Be’eri and Kibbutz Kfar Aza.
There were also reports of a hostage situation in Ofakim, located some 12 miles from the Gaza border.
Hamas to be holding 53 Israelis hostage in Gaza.
(With reporting from jns.org)