The building was vandalised on Saturday evening and its staff members received death threats, officials said. This is the fourth attack in recent weeks, they said.
In a statement, the mission, which provides official representation for Palestinians, said: “On Saturday, 18 November, 2023, at 23.05 the Palestinian Mission to the UK was attacked and vandalised. In addition to death threats, damage to vehicles and vandalism of property, this is the fourth attack in the last few weeks.”
They said the incidents had been reported to police.
The mission added: “It is the responsibility of the UK government to enable the Palestinian Mission in London to function unhindered. We urge, yet again, the British government to take immediate steps to ensure the security and safety of the Palestinian Mission, its ambassador and staff.”
Increasing attacks against the Palestinian Mission to the UK as the British Government continues to ignore requests for diplomatic protection
On Saturday 18 November, 2023, at 23.05 the Palestinian Mission to the UK was attacked and vandalised. In addition to death threats,… pic.twitter.com/vbjY4cBwMW
— Palestine in the UK (@PalMissionUK) November 19, 2023
It comes after several small rallies for Palestine took place across the UK at the weekend, protesting for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Security footage released by Palestine Mission shows a man wearing a helmet pull up on a motorcycle and spray paint the building.
The Met Police said: "Detectives are investigating following several incidents of criminal damage to the Palestinian Mission in Hammersmith, and want anyone with information to help identify who is responsible."
"These have been reported and are being treated by a dedicated team of detectives as hate incidents. Additional patrols are being carried out in the area to provide reassurance to communities, particularly those impacted by these crimes."
The police urged anyone with information to contact the investigating detectives on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.