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The Israeli merchants of death flying drones off Britain’s coastline

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10.10.2020

On Saturday, Palestine solidarity activists will be protesting once again outside the UK headquarters of the Israeli arms firm Elbit.

The new group, Palestine Action, has called for supporters to join a mass rally against Elbit’s central London office on 77 Kingsway.

Elbit is Israel’s largest private arms firm and is infamous for its killer drones.

The Hermes 900 is a massive piece of military-grade equipment, more or less the size of a conventional fighter aircraft. You could not buy this at Argos or Currys.

Elbit proudly advertises its wares as “battle-tested” on Palestinians. The Hermes 900 was first deployed during Israel’s deadly 2014 assault on the population of Gaza.

READ: Israel arms manufacturer targeted by Palestine activists in UK

More than 2,200 Palestinians – mostly civilians – were killed during the assault, including 551 children.

But now, British authorities are allowing Elbit to test the Hermes 900 in the UK.

As I recently reported, the police in England and Wales may start flying the Hermes 900 over our skies to supplement their pre-existing fleet of helicopters and airplanes.

Elbit has at least nine sites in England and Wales.

Not surprisingly, as well as the obvious objections of Palestine solidarity activists, civil rights groups have expressed privacy and human rights........

© Middle East Monitor


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