Take action at a high street Barclays branch near you: demand the bank stop investing in arms companies supplying Israel with weapons and military technology used to assault Palestinians.
Militarised violence against the Palestinian people is a central feature of Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism, occupation and apartheid. In August 2022, Israel once again bombarded the besieged Gaza strip, home to over 2 million Palestinians. The attack killed 49 Palestinians, including 17 children.
In the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military continues its armed raids of dozens of Palestinian towns including Jenin and Nablus, where dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers since the start of 2022.
This violence is made possible because of Israel’s trade in arms with countries around the world, including the UK, and the complicity of companies and banks that continue to aid Israel’s violence – including Barclays.
Our research has uncovered that Barclays invests over £1billion+ in arms companies supplying Israel, as well as providing them with financial services. This includes investment in Israeli arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems specialises in the production of military technology, surveillance systems, and military drones – used to brutalise Palestinians in Israel’s repeated bombardments of the Gaza Strip.
Against severe repression, Palestinians continue to resist Israel’s apartheid and occupation regime. They are asking for our solidarity. Barclays is a household name in Britain, with branches on every high street. It is up to us to pressure it to stop facilitating Israeli violence towards Palestinians, and divest from Israeli apartheid.
Called by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Campaign Against Arms Trade, and War on Want.
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Abergavenny: Barclays Bank, 57 Frogmore Street, NP7 5AT, 11am to 12.30pm
Brent: Barclays Bank, 5 High Road, Willesden Green, NW10 2TE, 11am-1pm
Brighton: Barclays Bank, North Street, BN1 1RU, 12pm-2pm
Bristol: Barclays, 55 Broadmead, BS1 3EA, 12pm-2pm
Cardiff: Outside Barclays, The Hayes, 11am-1pm
Coventry: Barclays, 25, High Street, Coventry CV1 5RE, 12pm
Durham: Barclays, Durham Market Square, 11am-2pm
Hackney: Barclays, 3-5 Kingsland High St, London E8 2JT, 12pm-2pm
Hastings: Barclays, Queens Road, TN34 1QP, 12pm-2pm
Hitchin: Barclays, 5-6 High Street, Hitchin, SG5 1BH, 10.30am
Kingston: Barclays Bank, 6 Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1NY, 12pm-2pm
Leamington Spa: 48/50 The Parade, 12pm-1pm
Leicester: 1-3 Haymarket Towers, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WA, 10.30am-12.30pm
Manchester: Piccadilly Gardens, 2pm
Newport: Barclays, 11am
Nottingham: Barclays, 2 High Street, NG1 2EN, 2pm
Oxford: Barclays, Cornmarket, 11am-1pm
Plymouth, Barclays, 140 Armada Way, 11am-1pm
Reading: Barclays, 90 – 93 Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP, 11am
Southampton: Stall near Barclays, Above Bar Street, 11am-1pm
Southend-On-Sea: Barclays, 127 High Street, 9:30am
Tunbridge Wells: Barclays, 8 Calverley Rd, TN1 2TB, 10.30am-12pm
Wellingborough: Barclays, 8 Market Street, 12-1pm (email [email protected] if attending)
Wimbledon: Barclays, Alexandra Road, SW19 7JL, 11.30am
Wolverhampton: Barclays, Queen Square, 11am-1pm.
Worthing: Barclays Bank, Liverpool Gardens / Chapel Road, 12-1.30pm