Man Arrested For Turning Donald Trump Fountain Blood Red

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

A man has been arrested over these images that show how the waters of a fountain in Donald Trump’s name were turned blood red, as a warning that the president’ support of annexing the West Bank will “cost blood”.

The incident took place at Donald Trump Square in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva in a protest against Israel’s plans to annex areas of the West Bank.

The images show how the waters of the fountain were turned blood red with dye and local newspaper The Times of Israel report the words “annexation will cost us in blood” were spray-painted nearby on 29th June.

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Donald Trump Square was named in the US president’s honour last year to pay respect to his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017.

The Times of Israel report a resident of the city of Tel Aviv was arrested on Saturday in regards to the incident, with a police statement reading: “During the interrogation of the suspect it arose that he was wanted for questioning because of the incident in Petah Tikva.

“The suspect was taken this morning to the police station in Petah Tikva and is currently being investigated.”

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The incident came just before the first date of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to begin unilaterally annexing areas of the West Bank slated for Israel under Donald Trump’s peace plan on 1st July.

The annexation has been condemned by many states including the UK, with Boris Johnson calling for the plan to be scrapped as it “would represent a violation of international law” in an editorial for Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronoth.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.