Palestine Action shuts down Elbit – Mondoweiss
Palestine Action, as ever, has been very busy in the past month. Before, during and after Israel’s “preemptive” bombardment of the Gaza strip on August 6, 2022, which killed 49 Palestinians, including 17 children, we’ve been keeping up relentless resistance against Israel’s arm trade in the UK.
As the bombardment was going on, four activists occupied the roof of The Good Packing Company, a client of Elbit “who packages, transports, and exports Israeli weapons, battle-tested on the Palestinian people.” We also concentrated our work on the UAV Engines Ltd site in Shenstone, with three actions over the past month, including two blockades of the entrance.
On August 27, “Palestine Actionists have set up a ground camp and scaled the adjacent trees, erecting unreachable hammocks” overlooking the factory from an opposite field. This is a new tactic “made possible by a growth in membership and support,” but the “permanent presence of activists on site…