Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

A muslim man shouts in anger at the appalling violence in Palestine. Israeli Embassy. London. 28th December 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Solidarity with Palestine Protest, Israeli Embassy. London. 28th December 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-12-28 00:00:00

As the Israeli air force continue to bombard the Palestinian civil structure and the democratically elected HAMAS (H.arakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya) leadership, people of all faiths gather at the Israeli embassy in London to voice their anger at the assault and the number of civilians killed.

The Palestinian infrastructure is now severely stretched as a result of the military assault with reports that hospitals are now operating at breaking point with drugs and essential supplies in short supply.

So far over 280 people are reported to have been killed, most of them civilians including children.

Police take a strong line with the protesters and a number of people are arrested and taken away.

Several are also injured as police officers push violently at the crowd in an attempt to get them to move away.

Throughout, Kensington High Street is closed and remains closed for much of the afternoon.

The protest is scheduled to be repeated tomorrow, Monday 29th December.

London. 28th December 2008.

The crowd gather at the Israeli embassy in Kensington.

The crowd gather at the Israeli embassy in Kensington.

A coffin is held up carrying the words STOP GAA HOLOCAUST.

A coffin is held up carrying the words STOP GAA HOLOCAUST.

Two Jewish men are brought forward but have to leave after members of the crowd become angry. Israeli Embassy.

Two Jewish men are brought forward but have to leave after members of the crowd become angry. Israeli Embassy.

As the afternoon drags on police offcers begin to push the crowd back with force.

As the afternoon drags on police offcers begin to push the crowd back with force.

Members of the crowd who have been arrested by police are led away to waiting police vans. Israeli Embassy.

Members of the crowd who have been arrested by police are led away to waiting police vans. Israeli Embassy.

The crowd settle as many muslim men break for prayers. Israeli Embassy.

The crowd settle as many muslim men break for prayers. Israeli Embassy.

A man holds up a flag in solidarity with the Palestinians.

A man holds up a flag in solidarity with the Palestinians.

A large banner is held up with the words ISRAEL TERRORIST COWARDS.

A large banner is held up with the words ISRAEL TERRORIST COWARDS.