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Israel-Palestine: Activists in UK shut down second Israeli arms factory in a week

At 4.30am on Tuesday, activists from the Palestine Action group scaled and occupied the roof of a factory run by Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems, in the British town of Tamworth, Staffordshire, forcing the site to close.

Elbit’s "Elite KL" site in Tamworth manufactures computer systems, hardware and essential components for Israel's Merkava 4 battle tank, which has been used by Israeli forces in Gaza.

Elbit is Israel’s largest arms manufacturer, and has 10 sites across the UK, including factories and offices.

A spokesperson for Palestine Action said: “For the sake of the protection of life and human rights, direct-action against Elbit Systems is a moral duty.”

Activists sprayed red paint across the front of the factory, which, according to the group, was used “to symbolise the bloodshed by Elbit's weapons in Palestine and across the world”.

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