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UK protest calls for stopping arms trade with Israel

Stop Arming Israel week of action in the UK. Protests against HSBC and Elbit/Ferranti took place on July 1 and 3, 2017

The Stop Arming Israel campaign group held a demonstration outside an arms company that supplies weapons to Israel today.

The campaign group is protesting outside Ferranti Factory based in Oldham, which is owned by the Israeli arms company Elbit.

The campaign group’s week-long demonstrations, which will end on Friday, are aimed at raising awareness of the transfer of arms to support Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. Banks, including the UK-based HSBC, hold shares and provide structured loans to arms companies supplying military equipment to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict zone, activists have said.

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The UK is currently home to several arms companies based in Shenstone, Broadstairs, Oldham and Tamworth.

On Thursday the campaign group will be protesting outside Elbit systems factory which is responsible for supplying armed and reconnaissance drones to the Israel.

 

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