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HSBC: Stop Arming Israel - National Day of Action

Call out to all supporters of Palestinian human rights to take action around the country on 15th September against HSBC’s investments in Israel’s Arms Trade.

Over 35 actions are due to take place around the country to accelerate the campaign for HSBC to end their holdings in arms companies like Elbit Systems, BAE Systems, and Boeing, whose weapons are used in the brutal attacks on Gaza and the rest of Palestine.

HSBC holds over £800m worth of shares in, and is involved in syndicated loans worth over £19bn to, companies that sell weapons and military equipment to the Israeli government.

Israel has intensified its bombing campaigns on Gaza yet again in recent weeks, and HSBC are a part of the chain of complicity. The attacks have been some of the most devastating since Israel’s bombardment of Gaza four years ago, when over 2200 Palestinians were killed in 51 days, including over 500 children.  Among those tragically killed in the recent attacks, were best friends Luay Kahil (16) and Amir al-Nimra (15) who took a selfie of themselves playing on an unfinished building in al-Katiba Square on 14 July, shortly before they were hit directly by an Israeli air strike. They had hopes of going to University and were, “Like twin brothers”, their mothers said.

These attacks have been supplementary to the ongoing massacres of Palestinian unarmed protesters in Gaza, where over 160 people have been killed by Israeli snipers in the last few months of the Great Return March, with thousands more shot and seriously injured.

There have been actions and protests up and down the country at HSBC branches and it is important we grow the movement now to pressure HSBC in to ending their investments in companies making billions from the sale of arms to Israel, and to end their holdings in Israeli Arms Companies like Elbit, who develop and sell their weapons based on them being “battle tested” on the besieged Gaza population.

Take action at your local HSBC branch Saturday 15th September, and join the campaign to expose and end HSBC’s investments in Israel’s Arms Trade.

You can also participate in the planned twitter storm for the #StopArmingIsrael National Day of Action. Check out our tweet sheet for inspiration.


Join your local action on the 15th September:


Birmingham Palestine Action
Bradford PSC
Demonstration outside HSBC (11am to 1pm)
Market Street, BD1 1LW

Brighton & Hove PSC
Bristol PSC
Cambridge PSC
 Protest outside HSBC (12pm start)
St.Andrew’s St, Cambridge

Cardiff PSC
Action outside HSBC (12pm and 2pm)
Queen St 

Enfield PSC
Details to follow

Faversham & Whitstable
Action outside HSBC in Canterbury

Hackney PSC
Action outside HSBC (12 to 2pm)
Mare Street, Hackney

Halifax Friends of Palestine
Hanley PSC
Demonstration at the HSBC Branch in HANLEY (Stoke on Trent city centre)
12 – 1pm

Hereford PSC
Action outside HSBC in High Town, Hereford

Lambeth & Wandsworth PSC
Leafleting at Brixton tube station (11.30am to 1pm) 

Lewisham PSC
Campaign outside HSBC Branch (12 to 2pm)
85 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6BE
Facebook Event 

Liverpool Friends of Palestine
Luton PSC
Manchester PSC
Newcastle PSC
Northampton PSC
North Hertfordshire
Action outside HSBC in Hitchin (10am to 12pm)
1 Market Pl, Hitchin, SG5 1DR

Norwich PSC
Oxford PSC
Plymouth PSC
Richmond and Kingston PSC
Action outside the Kingston HSBC branch (12pm to 2pm)
90 Eden St, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1DJ

Sheffield PSC
Action outside HSBC bank on Fargate, 12pm start

Slough PSC
Southampton PSC
Tower Hamlets PSC
West Midlands PSC
Central London Action