On Mon 6th July, the space around an Israeli Arms factory in Shenstone will be transformed – converted from a site of destruction into a creative and child-friendly environment.

The Elbit factory was occupied last year, causing its operations to grind to a halt. This was a response to last summer’s assault on Gaza, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, in part carried out using drones manufactured by the Israeli arms company Elbit Systems.

elbit factory

On 6th July this year, to mark the first anniversary of last year’s assault on Gaza, groups and campaigners from across the UK are going back to Elbit’s factory, to demand that the UK stops arming Israel. We want as many people to come as possible – if you can bring a group on the day, let us know!

This action has been endorsed by London Palestine Action, the Boycott Israel Network, Scottish PSC, NUS Black Students’ Campaign, West Midlands PSC, Drone Campaign Network, Coventry Friends of Palestine, Smash EDO, Manchester Palestine Action, Glasgow Palestine Action, Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The Arms Fair coalition, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, War on Want and others. It promises to be a great chance for groups to come together and make links.

  • palestinian foodCould your group run a kids’ space there?
  • Lead a mass lock-on?
  • Set up a craft tent?
  • Run a tranquil space?
  • Coordinate a Palestinian food picnic?
  • Make paper wind turbines – not drones?
  • Buddy up with wheelchair users?
  • Think lively, think fun, think educational.

This is the link to the website where you can see the public call out and all the details of the action: http://www.blockthefactory.org/

And here’s the Facebook event people can join:

See the factory on a map here: http://bit.ly/1FdsCNL

It’s not long to go until the action, so please do get in touch with any questions or ideas as soon as possible: blockthefactory@gmail.com