Palestinian and pro-Palestine activists have urged to shut down Israel’s largest privately-owned arms company, Elbit Systems.
The activists have called on to shut down the company’s sites across the UK, ten sites, including 4 arms factories.
Get lost Elbit! Oldham doesn’t want israeli arms firms making weapons in their town #ShutElbitDown
Protesters from direct action network
@Pal_action sprayed red paint in the foyer of the Jones Lang LaSalle office in Warwick Street, Soho, while others chanted outside holding a large banner that said “LaSalle, Stop Aiding War Criminals”.
Elbit provides the Israeli occupation with around 85% of its killer drones. These drones terrorise the people of Gaza and Israeli occupation uses them in daily surveillance and regular attacks.
The company’s profits skyrocketed after its equipment was used in the brutal 2014 assault on Gaza, helping ‘Israel’ to seal contracts with militaries all over the world.
In 2018, Elbit purchased IMI Systems, known for producing cluster munitions, the IOF’s sole supplier of small calibre ammunition.
So not only are the drones in the skies made by Elbit, the bullets being shot by Israeli occupation snipers are also made by Elbit.
Israeli F-16 fighter jets and Apache and Cobra attack helicopters are all made with Elbit equipment.
They have repeatedly been used to attack civilian areas, homes and refugee camps, resulting in thousands of casualties in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon.
Also, Elbit’s Hermes 450 is one of the most used drones in the world. The company markets the drone as “combat proven”, having battle-tested it on Palestinian people.
Palestine Action, as it defined itself, is a direct action network demanding an end to UK complicity with Israeli apartheid, is nearly four months old, and since its launch, it has been determined to shut Israel’s UK chain of arms factories down.
Collectively, it has targeted Elbit Systems and its landlords LaSalle over 40 times, from individual actions to coordinated protests to bigger rooftop occupations.
Elbit’s biggest single customer is the “Israeli Ministry of Defence,” the war criminals.
(Source / 22.12.2020)