Take action at a high street Barclays branch near you: demand the bank stop investing in 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 2023, Israel has continued its attacks on Palestinians. On 26 January, Israeli armed forces invaded Jenin, and killed 10 Palestinians in a single raid. In January, at least 35 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces, including children, while hundreds more have been injured.
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, including Elbit Systems. It specialises in the production of military technology, surveillance systems, and military drones – used to brutalise Palestinians in Israel’s regular attacks, including its repeated bombardments of the Gaza Strip.
In late March the world marks the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and remembers those killed resisting white minority rule in South Africa. During that time, Barclays was a key target of anti-apartheid campaigners worldwide because of its financial links with the apartheid regime.
Palestinians have called on us to revive this history, and stand in solidarity with their anti-apartheid struggle, by pressuring Barclays bank to divest from companies like Elbit Systems.
With Barclays continuing to be complicit in the crime against humanity of apartheid, through its financial ties with companies arming Israel, we must take action in solidarity with Palestinians resisting Israel’s violence to demand Barclays #StopBankingOnApartheid.
Abergavenny: Barclays, Frogmore Street, 10.30am
Birmingham: Barclays, 79-84 High Street, 1pm-3pm
Bolton: Barclays, Victoria Square, 11am
Brighton: Barclays, North Street, 12pm-2pm
Brixton: Barclays, 463/465 Brixton Rd, 12pm-2pm
Bristol: Barclays, Broadmead Shopping Centre, 12pm-2pm
Canterbury: 9 St George Street, 11am-2pm
Cardiff: Barclays, Working Street, 11am
Coventry: Barclays, 25 High Street, 12pm-1pm
Durham: Market Square, 11am-2pm
Exeter: Bedford Square, 12.15pm-2.15pm
Harrow: Barclays, 355 Station Road, 11am-1pm
Hastings: Barclays, Queens Road, 12pm-2pm
Hereford: Barclays, Broad St, 11am-12.30pm
Hitchin: Barclays, High Street Hitchin, 10.30am-12pm
Hull: Barclays, Victoria Square, 11am-1pm
Kingsbury: Barclays, 505-507 Kingsbury Road, 11am-1pm
Kingston: Barclays, 6 Clarence Street, 12pm
Leamington Spa: Barclays, 48/50 The Parade, 12pm-1pm
Leeds: Barclays, Albion Street, LS1, 10.30am-2pm
Luton: Barclays, 28 George Street, 1pm-2pm
Manchester: Piccadilly Gardens, Meet at 11am
Newham: Barclays, 304 Green Street, E7, 12pm-2pm
Newport: Barclays, Commercial Street, 11am-1pm
Nottingham: Barclays, High Street, 12pm
Northampton: Barclays, Abington Street, 11am-1pm.
Oxford: Barclays, Cornmarket, 11am
Sheffield: Barclays, 10-12 Pinstone Street, 12pm
Shrewsbury: Barclays, 44-46 Castle Street, 11am-1pm
Southampton: Barclays, 67B Above Bar St, 11am-12.45pm
Southend: Barclays, 127 High Street, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Tunbridge Wells: Barclays, 8 Calverley Road, 10.15-11.30am
Willesden Green: Barclays, 5 High Road, 11am-1pm
Wolverhampton: Queen Sq, 11am-1pm
Worthing: Barclays Bank, 1 Chapel Road, 12pm-1.15pm