After Celebrations of Attack on Israel, European, U.S. Cities Boost Security
Those waving Palestinian flags are creating alarm
Authorities in cities across Europe and the United States are implementing tighter security at Jewish holy sites and for local communities in the wake of Hamas’s unprecedented attack on Israel.
The moves come after videos appeared to show people in several cities celebrating the surprise assault on Saturday, which sparked retaliation from Israel. Hundreds of people have been killed on both sides of the conflict, and scores were missing Sunday.
London's Metropolitan Police said it was increasing its presence across parts of the British capital to provide "reassurance." It cited "a number of incidents, including those that have been shared on social media, in relation to the ongoing conflict in Israel and the border with Gaza." Video footage tweeted by British television host Rachel Riley appeared to show people celebrating, clapping and waving the Palestinian flag in western London on Saturday night.
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