Stop Arming Israel: Week of Action, 1-7 July

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. We can take action to stop them; join us for a week of action from 1st to 7th July 2017, on the third anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attacks on the Gaza Strip.

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 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 which export weapons to Israel including 4 Elbit Systems factories: UAV systems in Shenstone; Instro Precison in Broadstairs, Ferranti in Oldham and Elite KL in Tamworth. Elbit Systems, one of Israel’s largest military companies, which markets its weapons as ‘field-tested’ on Palestinian bodies and land.

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 in Israel’s militarised oppression includes Elbit shares worth £3.64m.

This years marks 100 years of British complicity in the oppression of Palestinians and 50 years since the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

In 2014 hundreds of thousands took to the streets and occupied Elbit factories in solidarity with the Palestinian people, raising the call to end UK-Israel arms trade. Since then the campaign for military embargo on Israel has continued to gain support.

Join us in intensifying our campaign to Stop Arming Israel, inspired by Palestinian resistance to oppression and struggle for justice.

  1. Take part in actions organised at Elbit factories around the UK.
  2. Demand that HSBC stops financing Israel’s militarised repression.
  3. Hold public meetings highlighting UK-Israel military complicity.

For more information please visit www.stoparmingisrael.org

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