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Palestine activists arrested after halting production at Yorkshire weapons factory

FOUR Palestine Action activists have been arrested after bringing production to a halt at a Yorkshire factory helping arm Israel with weapons used in the genocide in Gaza.

The four activists scaled the wall of the US-owned Teledyne Defence and Space factory at Shipley, near Bradford in West Yorkshire on Tuesday.

A crowd of supporters gathered outside the factory as the activists used a sledgehammer and pickaxe to wreck the roof of the building, causing extensive damage.

Palestine Action said: ”Teledyne has a $5.6 billion (£4.4bn) yearly turnover and is, along with its subsidiary ev2, the largest exporter, by volume of licences granted, of weaponry from Britain to Israel.”

The occupation ended on Tuesday night when the activists descended using an aerial platform brought by firefighters.

The factory was also targeted on Wednesday for a regular protest march by Palestine supporters.

Palestine Action is targeting factories operated in Britain by Israeli-owned Elbit, which supplies military drones to Israel.


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