ACTIVISTS occupied the central London office of an Israeli weapons firm today to draw attention to Britain’s complicity in war crimes against the Palestinians.
Four members of newly launched network Palestine Action entered 77 Kingsway in Holborn, where Elbit Systems – Israel’s biggest private arms company – has its British HQ.
The office is one of 10 Elbit sites across Britain, including four arms factories producing parts for drones used by the Israeli army.
The activists attempted to reach the firm’s office on the fifth floor but were thwarted by security guards who blocked the stairs and removed them from the building.
The Morning Star saw the guards force an elderly activist onto the street outside. She alleged that she had been “ripped out of the lift and pushed against a glass door.”
Following the action, one of the activists, who did not want to be named, told the Star: “We are going to take action and escalate until all complicity with Israeli aparthied ends.”