UK subsidiary of Israeli arms firm Elbit forced to shut its Oldham factory

UK subsidiary of Israeli arms firm Elbit forced to shut its Oldham factory

A UK subsidiary of the Israeli arms company, Elbit Systems, has been forced to sell a factory in Oldham Town following sustained pro-Palestine protests.

Elbit Systems UK announced on Monday that it had sold the Power and Control Business of its subsidiary Ferranti Technologies Ltd to TT Electronics, a British electronics firm, for $12 million in cash as part of a “restructuring” process of its British operations.

The Palestinian activists described the decision as “a huge victory” for them.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network said the “victory speaks to the successful nature of strong direct action to impose a meaningful and material cost upon the profiteers of the colonization of Palestine and Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people.”

“Palestine Action has pledged to continue and escalate the actions to #ShutElbitDown, and this victory can and must inspire people around the world to intensify our actions to boycott Israel and shut…

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