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ACTION: Write to Barclays Senior Management

Tell them to divest from Israeli apartheid

Barclays: Banking on Apartheid

Militarised violence against the Palestinian people is a central feature of Israel’s occupation and apartheid regime – including the illegal Apartheid Wall, demolitions of Palestinian homes, brutal armed crackdowns on Palestinians protestors, and indiscriminate bombing campaigns of the Gaza Strip.

This system is maintained through the involvement of governments and business enterprises around the world. Financial institutions in the UK provide investment, loans, and other financial services to companies supplying Israel with weapons and military technology used to oppress Palestinians.

We’ve uncovered that Barclays Bank holds over £1 billion in shares, and provides over £3 billion in loans and underwriting to 9 companies whose weapons, components, and military technology have been used in Israel’s armed violence against Palestinians. By providing investment and financial services to these arms companies, Barclays facilitates the provision of weapons and technology for Israel’s militarised repression of Palestinians.

Alongside War on Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade, we're calling on Barclays Bank to #StopBankingOnApartheid

 

 

Satuday 1 October: Join the Day of Action!

Take action at a high street Barclays branch near you: demand the bank stop investing in arms companies supplying Israel with weapons and military technology used to assault Palestinians.

Against severe repression, Palestinians continue to resist Israel’s apartheid and occupation regime. They are asking for our solidarity. Barclays is a household name in Britain, with branches on every high street. It is up to us to pressure it to stop facilitating Israeli violence towards Palestinians, and divest from Israeli apartheid.

Called by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want, and Campaign Against Arms Trade

Watch: Campaign Launch Webinar

Catch up on our campaign launch event to learn more about Israel’s repression of Palestinians struggling for liberation, and learn more about we can take action to demand Barclays end their complicity in injustice.

Our research has uncovered that Barclays Bank provides hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment, loans, and other financial services to companies supplying Israel with military technology used in the repression of Palestinians – including investments in Israeli arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems specialises in the production of military technology, surveillance systems, and military drones – used to brutalise Palestinians in Israel’s repeated bombardments of the Gaza Strip. Barclays is therefore aiding, and directly profiting from Israel’s occupation and apartheid regime.

Speakers: Ben Jamal, (Chair), Asad Rahman, Budour Hassan, Fiona Ben Chekroun

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