Two women face terror charges after paraglider images displayed at pro-Palestine march in London

Two women have been charged under the Terrorism Act after images of paragliders were displayed at a pro-Palestine march in central London.

The Crown Prosecution Service authorised charges against Heba Alhayey, 29, and Pauline Ankunda, 26, in relation to images of paragliders they are accused of wearing during the 14 October demonstration.

They are both accused of a single count of carrying or displaying an article arousing reasonable suspicion that they are supporters of Hamas.

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The group, a designated terror organisation in the UK, used paragliders to enter Israel from Gaza on 7 October before killing more than 1,400 Israelis.

The offence they are each accused of is contrary to section 13 (1) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

They have both been bailed before they are scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 10 November.

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Nick Price, head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: "Criminal proceedings against the two women are active and they each have the right to a fair trial.

"It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

"The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider."