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Date
22/08/2020
All Day


 

SIX YEARS ON FROM 2014: END ALL COMPLICITY, STOP ARMING ISRAEL!
SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST 2020
6 years ago Israel concluded its aerial bombardment and ground invasion of besieged Gaza. The assault killed over 2,200 Palestinians, nearly a quarter of them children. Israel attacked densely populated civilian areas, destroying 18,000 residential units, and leaving over 100,000 Palestinians homeless.
Despite widespread condemnation of Israel’s deliberate and systematic targeting of the civilian population of Gaza, including by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Britain continues to arm Israel. According to Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) between 2014 and 2018, the UK issued individual licenses for £364 million worth of military equipment and technology for export to Israel, as well as 20 open licenses, allowing unlimited deliveries over a 3-5 year period. In addition, the UK continues to purchase high-tech weaponry from Israel, advertised as battle-tested on the Palestinian people. As Israel continues to murder Palestinians with impunity, Palestinian civil society has called for effective action to hold Israel to account, including for a two-way arms embargo now.
But the chain of complicity runs deeper than the government. As revealed by our research both UK universities and local government pension funds invest in companies complicit in Israel’s war crimes, including companies that supply weapons to Israel.
In addition, financial institutions such as HSBC invest and provide financial services worth millions to companies that supply Israel with weapons. Including BAE Systems and Raytheon. Weapons with both BAE and Raytheon components were used in 2014.
All institutions have a moral duty to end their complicity now. They must all #StopArmingIsrael
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TAKE ACTION: 
How To Participate
1) Print out the relevant graphics (below) depending on the size of your group
2) Stand outside HSBC, or at another relevant location while adhering to social distancing regulations
3) Take a picture, post across social media and use hashtag #StopArmingIsrael
List of Actions
Abergavenny, HSBC, FROGMORE ST. NP7 5AF, 11am
 
Beccles, 10:00 HSBC Bank, 3 New Market
 
Birmingham, HSBC Regional Office, Broad Street, B1 1HQ
http://www.westmidspsc.org/wordpress/index.php/2020/08/13/stop-arming-israel-saturday-22nd-august-1pm-2pm/
 
Bridgend, HSBC Dunraven Place, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/648566199114410/
 
Brighton, HSBC North Street, 12pm
 
Bristol, HSBC Cabot Circus, 2pm-4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/301883494404895/
 
Caerphilly, HSBC 37 Cardiff Road, CF83 1WE, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/306609194112715/
 
Canterbury, HSBC Bank, Whitefriars, 12pm-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2842736955948289/
 
Cardiff, HSBC Queens Street, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/324151785432038/
 
Chester, The Cross, 12.30pm
Coventry, : 5-6 High Street, CV1 5RE, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/Coventry59/
 
East London, Stratford HSBC E15 1XF, 1pm-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/299693097951383/
 
Edinburgh, HSBC on Princes Street (Corner of Castle Street), 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/222250932455979/
 
Exeter, Bedford Square, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/429249524668032/
 
Falmouth, HSBC Falmouth, TR11 3AA
https://www.facebook.com/events/640337560203054/
 
Great Yarmouth, HSBC Bank, 181 King Street, Great Yarmouth, 10.30am
 
Hackney, HSBC, 283 Mare Street, E8 1PJ, 12pm-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2410577575910472/
 
Harrow, HSBC Harrow Town Centre, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/779994132747071/
 
Hastings, Outside Debenhams, Town Centre, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/301928894350617/
 
Hereford, Meet at Hereford Catherdral, 11.30am
 
Hitchin: HSBC Hitchin, 12pm-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/709863756410266/
 
Inverness, The Town House, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/HighlandPalestine/
 
Kilburn, Kilburn Square, Kilburn High Road, NW6, 12pm
 
Kingston, HSBC Bank, 90 Eden St, KT1 1DJ, 12 – 2pm
 
Liverpool, [NOTE: Holding action on Friday 21st instead of 22nd], HSBC corner of Lord St and Whitechapel, 12 – 1.30pm
 
Lowestoft, HSBC Bank, 34 London Road North, 1pm
Luton, HSBC Town Centre, 12pm-1pm
 
Manchester, Brooks Bar Cross Roads, Upper Chorlton Road, 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/307663443989946/
 
Newcastle, HSBC 110 Grey Street, 11am-12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/914380929082190/
 
Newport, Westgate Hote, 12pm-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/579794289359270/
 
Norwich, HSBC Bank, 18 London Street, 10.30am
 
Oxford, Co-ordinated Digital Actions,
https://www.facebook.com/events/284240842873337/
 
Plymouth, HSBC, 4 Old Town Street, 11am-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/314627116407721/
 
Southampton, HSBC City Centre, Above Bar Street, 10.30-12.30
https://www.facebook.com/events/954690625054970/
 
Swansea, Castle Square, 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/314493622932911/
 
Thetford, HSBC Bank, 36 King Street, 10.30am
 
Walthamstow, HSBC 197 Hoe Street, E17 4QN, 10.30am-11.30am
 
Watford, Cafe Nero 100-102 High Street, 10.30am
https://www.facebook.com/events/622299818715249/
 
Wimbledon, Outside Centre Court, SW19, 12pm
 
Wolverhampton, Queen Square, 11.00am-1pm
GRAPHICS
Double-sided postcard: