Don’t mess with the Met! The terrifying machinegun-toting anti-terror police who are guarding Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu during his London visit
Met Police officers have masks, bullet proof vests and automatic weapons
Guarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during London visit
Netanyahu asked for David Cameron’s cooperation to defeat militant Islam
Yesterday, police broke up fighting between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protesters outside Downing Street
These menacing officers, masked and armed, sent a message to any potential threat that the Met is not to be messed with during the Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to London today.
With automatic weapons, bullet-proof vests, helmets, masks and sunglasses, they guarded Benjamin Netanyahu from potential terror attacks in the capital as he discussed cooperation with the UK in turbulent times.
The intimidating officers are believed to have been carrying Heckler and Koch G36 assault rifles, which are capable of shooting 750 rounds per minute and were used by German forces in Afghanistan.
Riding in a fleet of blacked out Land Rovers, they joined a huge entourage of security for the controversial political figure, who has been previously been criticised over Israel’s ongoing violent feud with neighbouring Palestine.
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The Israeli Prime Minister sought Britain’s cooperation to ‘turn back the tide of militant Islam’ as he met Prime Minister David Cameron in London, while the ongoing threat from Islamic State impacts both nations.
‘The Middle East is disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam: The militant Sunnis led by ISIS and the militant Shiites led by Iran,’ said Netanyahu as he began talks with Cameron at Downing Street
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