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Pro-Palestinian Protesters Destroy ‘Historic Painting’ In UK

According to Palestine Action, pro-Palestinian demonstrators destroyed a 100-year-old painting depicting a British ruler responsible for helping Jews secure Israel as a homeland.

This painting depicts Sir Arthur James Balfour, former British foreign secretary, and is in the collection of Trinity College, Cambridge University. On Friday, one of the protesters from the group Palestine Action spray-painted the painting and then used a knife to shred the “historical painting” into pieces. according to In response to the protesters' statements. (Related: Chaos erupts outside the White House and Capitol just before SOTU)

“Activists tore up the homage and sprayed the artwork with red paint, symbolizing the bloodshed of Palestinians since the Balfour Declaration of 1917,” the group wrote. “Arthur Balfour, then British Foreign Secretary, issued a declaration pledging to create a “Jewish homeland'' in Palestine, where the majority of the native population was not Jewish. He gave up the Palestinian homeland, land that was not his to give up. ”

The Balfour Declaration was one of the early pushes for the creation of a Jewish state and helped pave the way for its realization more than 30 years later. according to In the New York Times.Protests broke out in uk Since the events of October 7, after Hamas terrorists attacked the Jewish state, killing more than 1,200 people and taking nearly 250 hostages.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We received reports of criminal damage to paintings at Trinity College, Cambridge today.'' “Officers attended the scene to secure evidence and proceed with the investigation.'' He admitted that no arrests had been made. according to In the Daily Mail.

Trinity College did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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