Palestine Action occupy London headquarters of Israel’s largest arms company

London (QNN)- The UK based activist group of Palestine Action have occupied the London headquarters of the Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems on Friday.

Activists from Palestine Action have occupied the London HQ of Israeli arms firm Elbit Systems.

Arriving on the morning of 6 August, the group quickly blocked the entrance to the firm’s offices.

The facade of the building has been covered in spray-painted calls to ‘evict Elbit’, ‘Shut Elbit Down’ and ‘Free Palestine’. The site premises have been sprayed completely red to signify the bloodshed from which Elbit profits, with their UK-made drones and military tech being used to commit war crimes and repression in Palestine and across the globe.

Palestine Action was founded one year ago this week.

In its press release, the group said that 105 days of that year had been spent occupying Elbit Systems sites or locations where Elbit components were made.

The London HQ has been targeted several times by Palestine Action since they launched 1 year ago. In that year, Palestine Action has disrupted Elbit for 105 days of 365, across their 10 UK sites plus those of their drone parts supplier APPH, as well as causing further massive costs through increased spending on security – which has still done nothing to stop activists from shutting them down.

The action taken yesterday, as with all actions by Palestine Action, has been taken in order to end the supply of UK made arms, drones, munitions and military technology to Israel. This tech, manufactured at Elbit’s 10 sites across the UK, is sold to Israel for the express purpose of repressing, brutalising, and killing Palestinian people.

After being “battle-tested” (in Elbit’s words) on Palestinian civilians, it is then sold on the global market to some of the world’s most repressive regimes.

(Source / 07.08.2021)

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