Palestine supporters scale Kensington Palace gate near Israeli Embassy in protest over Gaza strikes

DEMONSTRATORS at a pro-Palestinian march in London have scaled gates next to Kensington Palace.

The protesters clambered onto the 10ft-high barriers close to the Embassy of Israel during the demo.

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Protesters clambered up scaffolding and waved Palestinian flags, with others seen ripping up an Israeli flag close to the royal palace.

Police warned protesters their actions were "incredibly dangerous" as they urged them to come down from the scaffolding on Kensington High Street.

Thousands of people joined the march through central London today in support of Palestinians after bloody clashes exploded betweeen Israel and Hamas.

At least 139 people, including 39 children, have been killed in Gaza, with nine people killed in Israel.

LONDON DEMO

Demonstrators began gathering at Marble Arch at midday before marching to the Israeli Embassy at Kensington Palace Gardens.

Prince William, who lives at Kensington Palace with Kate Middleton, is attending the FA Cup Final at Wembley today.

As FA president, he will present the medals and the trophy at the end of today's match between Chelsea and Leicester City.

It's not known if today's demonstration will delay the Duke of Cambridge's return to the palace after the game.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and ex-shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott were among the speakers at today's rally.



Organisers claimed up to 100,000 people had gathered for the demonstration though London, but police were unable to confirm the figure.

Some marchers let off smoke grenades and an Israeli flag was seen being set alight.

Dozens of people have been killed after violence flared between Israel and Hamas on Monday.

Around 950 people have been wounded in the violence, the worst to convulse the region since 2014.

GAZA BLOODSHED

Earlier today, a Palestinian rocket killed a man in Israel.

A Palestinian father was reunited with his baby son who had been pulled alive from rubble in Gaza after an Israeli air strike killed 10 members of their family.

The five-month-old toddler survived the blast at the Shati refugee camp, which caused a three-storey building to collapse.

More than 2,000 deadly rockets have been fired towards Israel by Palestinian militants as the region is rocked by the worst violence since 2014.

Many of the rockets are intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system.

The latest surge of violence started in Jerusalem and spread across the region over the past week.

US President Joe Biden expressed support for Israel, but has been criticised for not doing more to end the spiralling violence.

The UN's Security Council will meet tomorrow to discuss the violence.

There are fears of more violence today as Palestinians mark Nakba, when they commemorate the estimated 700,000 people who were expelled from or fled their homes during the 1948 war.



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