British diplomat snapped in ‘Free Palestine’ scarf

An Israeli news site has published a photograph of the UK Consul General to Jerusalem wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh scarf showing ‘Palestine’ superimposed over a map of Israel. 1

British diplomat Alastair McPhail was pictured wearing the accessory emblazoned with the words ‘Free Palestine’ in a design that appears to replace Israel with a Palestinian state.

The image was taken earlier this year during an official visit to a new Islamic Relief lab at Al-Azhar University, a project co-sponsored by the British government.

News of the photo brought reaction from the Israeli Embassy in the UK.

A spokesman blasted the charity’s alleged links to terrorism, saying: “Islamic Relief Worldwise funnels millions of dollars a year to Hamas institutions, helping to maintain Hamas’s global funding activity.”

  • David K. Rees

    Unless Alastair McPhail has an awfully good explanation (which I cannot imagine,) he should be declared persona non grata by Israel immediately and and an apology from Great Britain demanded.