This is the shocking moment Palestinian supporters were caught tearing down posters of Israeli women and children kidnapped by Hamas terrorists – with one smiling to the camera as he walked off.
The video, filmed last night in London’s Leicester Square, shows two women and a man ripping down the posters before the man, noticing he is being filmed, dips his cap and walks away.
One of the women, wearing a black coat and a long scarf, is told posters show ‘photos of people kidnapped by terrorists’ and accused of not caring about ‘human life’.
The video, shared by Jewish News editor Richard Ferrer at around 10pm, then cuts to another man walking and ripping off the posters one by one. He turns around and smiles at the camera before walking off. has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.
It’s only the latest incident of the posters being targeted in London, with a previous video from Oxford Street showing a woman ripping down a poster of four-year-old Ariel, whose kidnapping alongside his months-old baby brother Kfir and their mother Shiri Silberman-Bibas horrified the world.
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The video, filmed last night in London ‘s Leicester Square, shows two women and a man ripping down the posters of Israeli kidnap victims
The video cuts to another man walking and ripping off the posters one by one. He turns around and smiles at the camera before walking off
The posters – seen here after being torn down – had been put up to raise awareness of the plight of Hamas kidnap victims
Hamas terrorists massacred 1,400 Israelis on October 7, with many filming themselves shooting civilians on their own bodycams.
Since then, 5,700 Palestinians have been killed in air strikes on Gaza, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry.
More footage that emerged on October 20 showed a woman telling people filming her as she tore down banners to ‘f*** off’ while another said ‘go cry’.
The outbreak of war in the Middle East has led to a backlash in Britain, with the number of antisemitic offences in London soaring by more than 1,353 per cent between October 1 and 18 compared to last year, according to Met Police data.
A total of 218 antisemitic offences reported in London between October 1 and 18, compared with 15 during the same period in 2022.
Islamophobic offences during the same period are up 140 per cent, from 42 last year to 101.
This week Dame Maureen Lipman has joined 210 public figures in condemning the surge of antisemitism in the UK – as the actress slammed ‘bleeding heartless liberals’ who fail to criticise attacks on Israel.
The vast range of figures, Jewish and non-Jewish and from all walks of life, also include Sir Tom Stoppard, Lord Owen, Professor Richard Dawkins, Rachel Riley, Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sir Richard Dearlove and Simon Sebag Montefiore.
They write: ‘We are a group of concerned British citizens and residents from a wide range of backgrounds and professions who stand in solidarity with British Jews and condemn all forms of antisemitism, whether in Britain or elsewhere.’
A woman on Oxford Street clutching a pile of ripped posters showing the innocents taken hostage by Hamas terrorists in Israel on October 7
The woman said the posters had ‘inaccurate’ information on them
In a criticism of the BBC, the signatories say: ‘We ask the media, members of all political parties and everyone in public life to call out Hamas for what it is: a terrorist organisation.’
After a group calling itself Artists for Palestine UK, which included actors Steve Coogan and Tilda Swinton, published a letter accusing Israel of war crimes without condemning the attacks led by Hamas, Dame Maureen gave a scathing response to the ‘bleeding heartless liberals’
She said: ‘These bleeding heartless liberals care so deeply for the Palestinians… that they espouse their cause at the expense of every other oppressed people of the world… Shame. Shame. Shame on every one of you.’
It comes as the immigration minister appeared to suggest that he thought UK visa-holders should be expelled for inciting antisemitism even if their conduct falls ‘below the criminal standard’.
Robert Jenrick told the Commons that the process of revoking visas and expelling foreign nationals who spread ‘hate and division’ has already begun ‘in a small number of cases’.
The Conservative minister, asked on Times Radio whether someone waving a Palestinian flag at a demonstration could see their visa revoked, said: ‘No, we believe in freedom of speech.
‘But I disagree with your premise that… somebody who is here as a visitor to the UK has the right to be antisemitic, to threaten British communities and can stay unless that is of criminal standard.
‘I think there is conduct which is below the criminal standard but which is wrong, would be accepted as wrong by most reasonable people.
‘If those people are not British citizens, they are just visitors to our country enjoying the privileges of living here, being among fellow British people, then I’m afraid their visas will be revoked and they should leave the country.’
Activists have been putting up posters showing Israeli’s kidnapped by Hamas in a bid to raise awareness