Pro-Palestine activist accosts Keir Starmer on a train
‘Where is your humanity?’: Moment pro-Palestine activist accosts Keir Starmer on a train in a bid to grill the Labour leader over his refusal to back a ceasefire in Gaza
Sir Keir Starmer has been accosted on a train by a pro-Palestine activist with the Labour leader quizzed over his stance on the Gaza crisis.
In footage being widely shared on social media, Sir Keir is asked: ‘Where is your humanity?’
In the self-filmed video, the pro-Palestine supporter is seen approaching the Labour leader as he looks at a laptop with an aide in a train carriage.
Sir Keir, who remains silent throughout, is then grilled over his refusal to back a full ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
The protester is then led away by two men, with one later revealing themselves to be a British Transport Police officer.
In the self-filmed video, the pro-Palestine supporter is seen approaching the Labour leader as he looks at a laptop with an aide in a train carriage
The protester is then led away from Sir Keir Starmer by two men, with one later revealing themselves to be a British Transport Police officer
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has caused weeks of tensions within Labour, with Sir Keir coming under intense pressure to back a full ceasefire.
But he has held firm to his position that Israel has a right to self-defence in the wake of Hamas’s terror attacks on 7 October.
In the social media footage, the Labour is seen being grilled over the death toll in Gaza as a result of the conflict.
He is asked: ‘Keir, how many more children in Palestine have to die before you call for a ceasefire?
‘Over 7,000 children have died, over 7,000 children have been slaughtered by Israel.
‘What happened to human rights? What happened to democracy? We call for peace, we call for democracy.
‘We don’t see any of that when it comes to the Palestinians – 7,000 children, how many more have to die? 20,000 people, how many more people have to die?
‘This is unacceptable, where is your humanity?’
As the activist is then ushered away by two men, he says: ‘Please don’t touch me. I am not doing anything wrong. I’ve paid for a ticket, I’m on the train.’
In other footage being shared on social media tonight, Sir Keir is also seen being accosted by further pro-Palestine supporters at a train station in Glasgow.
As a group crowds around, some of whom are carrying Palestine flags, a number of them shout at the Labour leader.
Footage shared by the Glasgow Stop the War group also claims to show the Labour leader leaving in a vehicle to shouts of ‘free, free, Palestine’.
According to Gaza Health Ministry figures, at least 17,177 Palestinians have been killed since 7 October.
Around 70 per cent of Gaza’s dead are estimated by local officials to be women and children under 18.
MailOnline has contacted Sir Keir’s office and the British Transport Police for comment.
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