Stop the Arms Fair: Stop Arming Israel day of action

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7 September 2015
11:00 - 16:00

ExCeL east entrance
Royal Albert Way
London
E16 1RH

During the world’s biggest arms fair, Israel and its arms companies will have a ‘National Pavilion’ and boast about their ‘field tested’ weapons systems: used to devastate and destroy Palestinian families and communities. Join us for a day of creative action to Stop Arming Israel.

Activists occupy the roof of the factory, Summer 2014

In 2014 Israel carried out its deadliest assault yet on the people of Gaza. In 51 days:

  • 2,205 Palestinian civilians were killed, 521 of them children
  • 6,000 air strikes by Israel and approximately 50,000 tank and artillery shells fired
  • 17 hospitals and 56 health clinics were destroyed or damaged
  • 18,000 houses destroyed or damaged

Since 2006 there have been six full scale military attacks on Gaza by Israel as well as its siege: turning Gaza into an open air prison subject to daily sniper, drone and gun boat attacks. In the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, military occupation is maintained with the same weapons and armaments displayed at DSEI.

Join groups and campaigners for the Palestine Day of Action on Monday 7th September 2015. Together we will transform the space outside ExCeL into a place for hope and freedom to challenge the Israeli and international arms companies’ pursuit of colonialism and death for profit.

1-2pm: Dabke dance rehearsal

Palestinian civil society has called for a two-way arms embargo on Israel to end the import and export of weapons & components to and from Israel. The UK & EU have spectacularly failed to act and halt the flow of weapons: but we will answer the Palestinian call to Stop Arming Israel.

Bring creativity, energy, banners, flags & drums!

September 7th will kick off a week of action in the run up to the arms fair, to make it as difficult as possible for DSEI to go ahead. Find out about other protests planned.

  • Let us know you’re coming: email stoparmingisrael [@] riseup [.] net
  • Spread the word on Facebook
  • Get your copy of the new ‘Arming Apartheid’ report
  • Come to the Stop the Arms Fair Action Planning Day on Saturday 22nd August

6 Comments

  • Mary Burns says:

    I will attend on 7 th Sept from 8 am til 1 pm.

  • sioux Bradshaw says:

    I can attend from 12 til 6. Will it be obvious to me where to go to join people?

  • Julia Lafene says:

    I will attend during the morning- am elderly so can’t stand for ages, but will bring my Palestinian flags.

  • Stop Arming Israel says:

    Hi
    Great to hear about support. The start time for the Stop Arming Israel day has not been fixed yet, so please keep an eye on this page and also on facebook event page for updates.
    We will be protesting at the East end of the Excel Centre, near the Prince Regent DLR station, and we’re going to post precise directions early next week, so that people know where to find us. There will be plenty of Palestinian flags to help you find the way!
    and we’ll try to make sure there are some seats for people who can’t stand for long periods.

  • Paul Newton says:

    Excel Centre is a big place. Where is the
    meetup point?

    • Hilary says:

      Prince Regent DLR station at the East end of the Excel centre (ie, not the main entrance.for people on foot). Some of us will meet there at 10.45 a.m. If you come later and can’t find us then there will be information and help at the Garden cafe on Cundy Street all morning – its a few minutes walk from the Excel centre, east end.

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