A pro-Palestinian website has reported that “thousands marched through London” in a pro-Palestinian rally co-organized by U.K Muslim Brotherhood groups on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Israeli State. The report identifies a coalition of Muslim Brotherhood, trade union, religious, and antiwar groups:
The demonstration, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, British Muslim Initiative and the Palestinian Forum in Britain, was supported by trade unions UNISON, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Unite the Union, Communication Workers Union, GMB, TSSA, RMT, Fire Brigades Union, and the National Union of Miners, who joined organisations such as the Association of Palestinian Community UK, Amos Trust, Friends of Al Aqsa UK, Palestinian Return Centre, War on Want, Jewish Socialist Group, Pax Christi, Stop the War Coalition, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Britain Palestine Twinning Network, ICAHDUK, Friends of Lebanon, Federation of Student Islamic Societies, and Midlands Palestinian Community Association.
Of the above groups, the British Muslim Initiative, the Palestinian Return Centre, and the Federation of Student Islamic Societies are known to be associated with the U.K. Muslim Brotherhood which often partners with far-left groups in political actions. Reported speakers at the event included, Dr Mustafa Barghouti, elected Palestinian Legislative Council member and Respect MP George Galloway who is a long-time supporter of the Brotherhood. Video messages were reported to have come from a PLC member from Gaza and from the Hamas caretaker government leader Ismail Haniyeh.