The Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions demands action to persuade the investors in companies complicit in Israeli militarism to divest their shares. Barclays PLC holds £3m worth of shares in Elbit Systems. Campaigners have been calling for Barclays to drop their shares in the arms trade for years.
The battlefields of Israel's militarism and occupation have proved effective testing grounds for new types of weaponry. Israel's market leaders in drone technology are Elbit, a private Israeli company based in Haifa. The US traded shares of Elbit Systems rose 6.1% since Israel began the massacres in Gaza (8th – 27th July).
Barclays was notorious for supporting Apartheid in South Africa, until it was forced to withdraw by customer boycotts and moral outrage. Join Scottish PSC help us build a campaign to force Barclays to stop investing in the Israeli war machine and benefitting from the live testing of Israeli weapons on the bodies of Palestinian men, women and children.
Don't bankroll Israeli War Crimes! Barclays: Stop arming Israel!