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UK Palestine Action blockades Israeli drone factory in Leicester

Pro-Palestinian activists in the UK blockaded a factory that makes military drones for the Israeli regime in Leicester in solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli attacks in Gaza.

Activists from Palestine Action mounted the action on Monday at UAV Tactical Systems (U-TacS) in Meridian East Business Park, which is owned by Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems.

They blocked the entrance to the site by chaining themselves to a van or lying in front of cars.

“UAV Tactical Systems is a joint venture of Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest arms manufacturer, and French arms company Thales,” Palestine Action said in a statement.

“Today’s action is a concrete form of solidarity with the Palestinians under attack while Western governments insist on supporting Israel to the hilt despite growing public opposition,” it added.

It also said that it will continue to confront “British complicity” in the genocide of Gaza until all links have been broken.

“Palestine Action last hit the U-TacS site following the massacre of over 500 people in al-Ahli Arabi Baptist Hospital, and this past week the world has once again witnessed the brutal attack and occupation of al-Shifa Hospital by Israeli forces,” the statement said making a reference to Israel’s incessant war on hospitals in the besieged enclave.

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