LONDON (Dispatches) – At 4.30am on Tuesday, activists from the Palestine Action group scaled and occupied the roof of a factory run by the Zionist regime’s arms maker Elbit Systems, in the British town of Tamworth, Staffordshire, forcing the site to close.
Elbit’s “Elite KL” site in Tamworth manufactures computer systems, hardware and essential components for the Zionist regime’s Merkava 4 battle tank, which has been used by the regime’s troops in Gaza.
Elbit is the regime’s largest arms manufacturer, and has 10 sites across the UK, including factories and offices.
A spokesperson for Palestine Action said: “For the sake of the protection of life and human rights, direct-action against Elbit Systems is a moral duty.”
Activists sprayed red paint across the front of the factory, which, according to the group, was used “to symbolize the bloodshed by Elbit’s weapons in Palestine and across the world”.
The closure of the Tamworth site came less than a week after the forced closure of a factory operated by a subsidiary of Elbit Systems in the city of Leicester, following similar activism by the same group.
The closure of both the Leicester and Tamworth sites has led to the disruption of the regime’s arms production in the UK.