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Activists force shutdown of Israeli weapons factory in UK

Activists force shutdown of Israeli weapons factory in UK, Mohamed Elmaazi The Electronic Intifada 24 May 2021  British police are struggling to end a protest at an Israeli weapons factory in Leicester, England, where activists have holed up on the roof for several days.

Members of Palestine Action climbed up on the roof of a drone manufacturing facility belonging to UAV Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of Israeli weapons manufacturers Elbit Systems and French firm Thales UK, on 19 May.

Elbit also provides surveillance systems, equipment to Israeli police and electronic detection technology for the illegal wall in the West Bank.

Elbit has 10 offices and factories in the UK.

Palestine Action members also “barricaded gates, destroyed property and vandalised the premises to prevent any more British-made drones being sent to commit atrocities in Gaza”, according to a statement from Palestine Action………………………..  https://electronicintifada.net/content/activists-force-shutdown-israeli-weapons-factory-uk/33221

May 27, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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