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‘Stop arming Israel’: Scottish activists shut down BAE factory

Workers at a BAE Systems weapons factory in Glasgow were sent home after Scottish Palestine activists shut down a site that produces components for the F-35 combat aircraft, which has been used by Israel to drop bombs on Gaza.

May 1, 2024 at 8:00 pm

On International Workers’ Day, 1 May, activists in Glasgow, London and Manchester appealed to workers in weapons factories and called on the British government to stop sending arms to Israel: ‘The Government has sought to play down the scale of its arms supplies to Israel, but the reality is UK arms and military support play a vital role in the Israeli war machine, and evidence that 3 British aid workers were killed by a drone partly produced in the UK shows the extent of British complicity in Israel’s genocide.’

READ: Workers, trade unionists mobilise to block arms supply sites in the UK