Stop Arming Israel – Block the Factory! July 6th

Last summer’s assault on Gaza, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, was one of the most brutal effects of Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. The massacre was carried out using drones manufactured by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems. In response, activists occupied Elbit’s factory in Shenstone, causing its operations to grind to a halt and costing Elbit over £100,000.

Occupation of Elbit Factory in Shenston near Stafford August 2014
Occupation of Elbit Factory in Shenston near Stafford August 2014

On 6th July, to mark the first anniversary of the assault on Gaza, groups and campaigners from across the UK are going back to Elbit’s
factory to demand that the UK stops arming Israel. Join us for a day of creative action in solidarity with Palestine!

We will be transforming the space around the arms factory, converting it from a site of destruction into a fun, creative and child-friendly environment. Let’s create a space that meets our needs and not the needs of Israeli and multinational corporations that export death for profit.

Whether you have never been on a protest before or are a seasoned activist, whether you are disabled, an older person, a younger person, whether you have five children or none, we need you to come and make this the biggest, most beautiful action yet at an arms factory in the UK!

Manchester Transport

A  coach has been booked for the protest. It will leave Chorlton Street Manchester (next to bus station) at 7am cost £10.  Please get there by 6.45am.

If anyone wants tickets, they should phone Adie on 07972365257 or email John or Adie at or

This needs to be advertise  far and wide to contact individuals who we think will be interested.

Organised by Boycott Israel Network