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Pro-Palestine activists spray and tear Balfour portrait in Cambridge

A painting of Arthur Balfour - the former British prime minister and foreign secretary - has been spray painted and torn apart by pro-Palestine activists. 

Palestine Action posted a video on Friday of the portrait being damaged at Trinity College in Cambrige, where Balfour had once studied. 

The Balfour Declaration, written in 1917 by the-then UK foreign secretary, stated that Britain pledged to facilitate the establishment of a "national home for the Jews in the land of Palestine".

The declaration was seen as a catalyst for the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe), when more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes to make way for the state of Israel.