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Date
06/07/2017
All Day

Location
Elbit Factory, UAV Engines
Lynn La, Lichfield
Shenstone


Arms companies around the world are profiting from Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine. Along with the banks that invest in them, these companies are on our doorsteps. The Stop Arming Israel campaign has call a week of action from 1st to 7th July 2017, which is the third anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attacks on Gaza.

West Midlands PSC will be participating in the national week of action.

Palestinian civil society has called for a comprehensive military embargo on Israel. Now is the time to heed the call for effective solidarity.The UK and Israel have a close and profitable military relationship. The UK government provides Israel with military and political support to continue with its repression of Palestinians and acts as a green light to further war crimes.

The UK is home to a number of arms factories that export weapons to Israel including four Elbit Systems factories: UAV systems in Shenstone; Instro Precison in Broadstairs, Ferranti in Oldham and Elite KL in Tamworth. Elbit Systems markets its weapons as ‘field-tested’ on Palestinian. UK based banks, like HSBC, hold shares and provide loans to military and technology companies that sell weapons and equipment to Israel. HSBC’s complicity includes Elbit shares worth £3.64m

for more details see here.