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Palestine Action extend protest against Israeli weapons manufacturer

Activists target Elbit Systems' HQ and its landlord LaSalle Investment Management

AN ISRAELI arms factory in Staffordshire remained occupied for a third day today while the Palestine activists extended the protest to two of the company’s sites in London.

Elbit makes parts for military drones which campaigners say have been used to attack Gaza in Palestine.

During an assault on Gaza in 2014 more than 2,200 people were killed, including 500 children.

As reported in the Star, activists from Palestine Action occupied the roof of Elbit’s UAV Engines factory at Shenstone in Staffordshire on Monday.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Palestine Action activists in London targeted Elbit Systems HQ in Holborn and its landlord, LaSalle Investment Management in Mayfair. 

They threw red paint, spraying “Shut Elbit Down” across the buildings.

Palestine Action is calling for the closure of all Elbit Systems’ UK sites, and an end to Britain’s complicity with Israeli apartheid.

The group said in a statement: “The UK government has been complicit in the colonisation of Palestine for over 100 years. Now they continue to profit from, sustain and facilitate Israel’s apartheid regime.

“While our government continues to turn a blind eye to Elbit Systems continuing to arm Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinian people, we too will continue to disrupt and take direct action for the sake of human rights, justice and freedom.

“We call on all those who stand against racism and for humanity to take action, join us and shut Elbit down for good.”

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