Factory owned by Israeli drones firm Elbit Systems has been occupied + shut down!

Date:

Great news from Kent, England this morning where a factory owned by Israeli drones firm Elbit Systems has been occupied + shut down!

4 people are on the roof and 1 is locked to gate

According to Corporate Watch 
85% of drones used by the Israeli military are manufactured by Elbit. Elbit's armed drones are used by the Israeli army in daily surveillance and attacks in Gaza, according to Defense News. In effect, Elbit markets its equipment on the fact that it has been battle tested on the bodies of people in Gaza. For example, the Elbit website advertises that the Hermes 450 drone is the “backbone of Israel's UAS fleet” and is combat proven.

Despite compelling evidence to the contrary, the Israeli military is not open about its use of armed drones in Gaza. However, Israel's use of drones to conduct surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition for piloted planes and assassinations is well documented by grassroots groups, NGOs and cables disclosed by Wikileaks.

Elbit's drones have been used by the Israeli military to carry out assassinations in Sudan and Egypt at times when Israel was not officially 'at war' with those countries.

 

 

 

Like what you're reading?
Find out when we publish more via the
WSM Facebook
& WSM Twitter