Friday, 29 August 2014

Join the protest on Saturday and keep up the pressure on Barclays to end its complicity in Israeli war crimes.


On Saturday the 30th of August, people from Aberdeen and the North-East will again gather outside Barclays Bank to voice their condemnation of Barclays’ complicity in Israeli war crimes.

Meet in St Nicholas Square at 11.30 for protest at Barclays at 12.30.

Join us, and add your voice to the protest - NO MORE UK COMPLICITY IN ISRAELI WAR CRIMES!

WHY BARCLAYS?
Barclays bank is a major shareholder in Elbit Systems, an Israeli arms manufacturer. Barclays holds about 6.5% of all of Elbit shares and has more than £7 billion invested in global arms companies. The Scottish Government has called for an arms embargo on Israel given the mounting evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza. This MUST be accompanied by global divestment from Israeli arms companies.

WHAT IS ELBIT SYSTEMS?
Elbit Systems is one of Israel’s largest arms manufacturers, specialising in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones), military electronics, surveillance, and homeland security systems. Elbit works with the Israeli Ministry of Defence to develop the military technology that is used to terrorize and kill Palestinian civilians. Drone attacks have been a central part of Israel’s recent attack on Gaza, contributing to the killing of over 1,900 Palestinians, around 85% of whom were civilians, amongst them over 400 children. The UN has called Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip “gross violations of international law” and a particular attack on a UN school “a moral outrage and a criminal act”.

PROVIDING THE TECHNOLOGY FOR OCCUPATION AND COLONISATION. The military technology developed by Elbit Systems is also used by the Israeli military in the enforcement of Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation and colonisation of Palestinian land. Elbit technology is used in military checkpoints that are scattered across the Occupied Palestinian Territories and which disrupt Palestinian freedom of movement, humiliate and criminalise an occupied population, and contribute to the denial of Palestinian human rights.

BARCLAYS - STOP PROFITING FROM ONGOING CRIMES AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND DIVEST FROM ELBIT SYSTEMS!!

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