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Palestine Action Shows Politicians Up Again By Stopping Arms To Israel

We say again: direct action works.

Palestine Action has come up with another way to stop UK arms sales to Israel – which is infinitely better than politicians, who have currently done a total of nothing while the Zionist state murders Palestinians and aid workers without recourse.

High Peak Steels Getting The Palestine Action Treatment

Anonymous activists from Palestine Action targeted High Peak Steels based at Brookfield Industrial Estate in Glossop on Friday 5 April.

The activists covered the premises in red paint, spray painted messages on the premises and trucks including ‘Drop Elbit’, ‘Child killers’ and ‘Free Palestine’. Simultaneously and crucially, substances were poured into the fuel tanks of High Peaks Steel’s trucks to sabotage the vehicles.

High Peak Steels, who openly claim they supply products for the aerospace and defence sector, regularly deliver steel to Elbit’s UAV Engines factory in Shenstone. By sabotaging their vehicles, Palestine Action have directly stopped High Peak delivering steel to Elbit – therefore, stopping production of drones.

UAV Engines Ltd is owned by Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer, Elbit Systems, who market their weaponry as “battle-tested” on the Palestinian people.

Elbit Enabling Israel’s Genocide

The drone engine manufacture the R902(W) wankel engine which powers Elbit’s Hermes 450 drone used to surveil and massacre people in Palestine. Recently, this drone was used in a calculated killing of seven aid workers, including three British citizens.

Elbit Systems supply 85% of Israel’s military drone fleet and land-based equipment, as well as digital warfare, missiles, bombs, bullets and more. To arm the ongoing genocide in Gaza, Elbit has “ramped up production” and their workers have said they feel like “civil soldiers” by arming Israel at this time.

Since 7 October, the Israeli military has killed over 33,000 Palestinians, injured over 75,000 and destroyed over 70,000 housing units.

Palestine Action In The Courts

Palestine Action’s High Peak Steels targeting comes as other supporters of the group face court cases:

While in other cases others have either been bailed or kept on remand:

Meanwhile, as the Canary previously reported Mike Lynch-White, Scientist Rebellion co-founder and climate and Palestine Action activist, received a 17-month suspended sentence and 262 hours of community service for his involvement in the Heathrow Pause protest.

Last year, Mike received one of the longest prison sentences in modern UK history for his non-violent protest with Palestine Action at a weapons factory that supplied drone parts to Israel. During the protest, property was damaged and the factory temporarily closed down.

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