UK Government #StopArmingIsrael
The British government must stop funding Israeli war crimes by cancelling its arms export licenses to Israel.
Write to tell Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Middle East to Stop Arming Israel
We are calling for the British government to stop funding Israeli war crimes by cancelling its arms export licenses to Israel. Currently the funds given to Israel as military aid are used to oppress Palestinians by using excessive and violent force, making their daily lives unbearable.
How much money has UK licenses provided Israel with in arms?
According to figures from the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) the UK arms to Israel export was valued at £119 million between 2013 and 2016.
What do UK military exports / licenses to Israel include?
Military exports to Israel in 2016 included electronic warfare equipment such as missiles, with almost half the total spent was used on military aircraft, missiles, and radars and other control equipment. These controls assist in targeting missiles into Gaza, where on top of these military assaults, there is an ongoing humanitarian crisis.
What is the impact on Palestinians?
These weapons have caused over 39,512 injuries and 2,623 deaths of Palestinians in the last 3 years. They have also permitted the systematic oppression of the Palestinians in their use by the Israeli military and police forces, who use these weapons violently towards Palestinians at checkpoints, on illegal house raids and in the prison system.