Today Elbit’s London HQ, at 77 Kingsway, Holborn, has been shut down as Palestine Action activists occupy the site.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an Israel-based international defense electronics company that supplies security programs throughout the world.
The London HQ has been targeted repeatedly since Palestine Action launched and is the hub of Elbit’s UK operations, from which their manufacturing of Israeli arms operates.
Activists began occupation of the site at 10am, then scaled the building to the entrance overhang, and have sprayed premises in blood-red paint.
On-site activists have been joined by on-street protestors, including drummers.
This protest is in the same week of Palestine Action’s 1 year anniversary, having shut down Elbit sites and those of its drone-parts-supplier APPH for a combined 105 days of the year.
The aim of the protests is to to end the supply of UK made arms, drones, munitions and military technology to Israel.
This tech, manufactured at Elbit’s 10 sites across the UK, is sold to Israel to harm Palestinian people.
Elbit say their eqipment is “battle-tested” on Palestinian civilians, before being sold on the global market to some of the world’s most repressive regimes.