On Saturday 1 October, actions took place outside dozens of Barclays branches across Britain, calling on the bank to divest from, and end all financial relationships with, companies supplying weapons and military technology to Israel, used in militarised violence against Palestinians.
Scroll below to see just some of the actions:
Campaigners picketed Barclays branches from Brighton to Manchester, Hitchin to Hereford, to inform Barclays customers of the bank’s complicity in Israel’s regime of military occupation and apartheid.
Research by PSC, War on Want, and Campaign Against Arms Trade has identified that Barclays invests over £1.3billion in such companies. The companies includes Elbit Systems, an Israeli arms manufacturer which provides 85% of the drones used by the Israeli military, and General Dynamics, which produces gun systems that arm Israel’s F-16 and F-35 fighter jets, utilised in Israel’s repeated aerial bombardments of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Until Barclays ends its complicity in Israeli apartheid, we’ll continue to take action! Contact your local PSC branch to find out about actions near you.
Take action today by writing to Barclays’ senior management – and demand the bank stops facilitating the provision of weapons and military technology to Israel.