First Minister Humza Yousaf, whose parents-in-law escaped from Gaza last week, has backed the right of protesters to hold events on Armistice Day despite UK Government claims it was ‘provocative and disrespectful’.
In Scotland there have been protest marches over the last four weekends. Five people were also arrested after a group occupied the roof of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last week.
The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign led protests in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon, as well as marches in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Forres, and Dundee.
Protests began in the UK on 14 October, one week after Hamas launched an attack in Israel that killed 1,400 people and saw 229 held as hostages. Since then, the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says more than 10,800 Palestinians have been killed.
Here are nine powerful images taken of protesters in the Capital.
With the Ukraine conflict languishing in stalemate, the possibility that Russian president Vladimir Putin might yet emerge victorious from his ill-judged invasion cannot be ignored, with all the implications such an outcome would have for Europe’s security.
JUDGES have thrown out the Scottish Government’s appeal against an order to disclose all written evidence gathered during an independent investigation into whether Nicola Sturgeon breached the ministerial code ...
Now that fierce fighting has resumed in Gaza, international pressure is building on Israel to curb its military campaign and abandon its objective of crushing Hamas. The humanitarian goal of these demands is to protect innocent Palestinians. The political goal is to appease some Muslim states and appeal to anti-Israel “progressives” and Muslims in Europe and North America.
It’s another crunch week for the Conservative Party. The mood is bleak, the Sunak administration’s failure to show love to many of its MPs is coming back to haunt it, and, as Suella Braverman said on Wednesday, the party is facing electoral oblivion.
China has accused Britain of violating international law after the UK announced new sanctions targeting "individuals and groups supporting and funding Putin's war machine". China's embassy said it firmly opposes the sanctions and has warned any action harming China's interests "will be met with a firm response". In a statement, the embassy insisted Beijing had remained objective and fair on the war in Ukraine and urged the UK to "correct its mistakes and withdraw the sanctions on Chinese firms".