Stop arming Israel.
Shut Down Elbit Systems in Australia.
WACA, Shut Down Elbit Systems Australia and the Melbourne Palestine Action Collective are currently focused on convincing our Government to stop arming Israel and to shut down Elbit Systems in Australia; terminating Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) contracts with the Israeli arms manufacturer.
Elbit systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of unmanned aerial drones used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in their ongoing offensives into Gaza.
Israel's ability to launch such devastating attacks with impunity largely stems from the vast international military cooperation and trade that it maintains with complicit governments across the world. By importing and exporting arms to Israel and facilitating the development of Israeli military technology, governments are effectively sending a clear message of approval for Israel's military aggression, including its war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.
Israel's military technology is marketed as "field-tested" and exported across the world. Military trade and joint military-related research relations with Israel embolden Israeli impunity in committing grave violations of international law and facilitate the entrenchment of Israel's system of occupation, colonization and systematic denial of Palestinian rights.
The Australian Government needs to end military trade deals with Israel and cancel all domestic contracts with Elbit Systems. We, like many other groups around the world, call on the UN and all governments to take immediate steps to implement a comprehensive and legally binding military embargo on Israel, similar to that imposed on South Africa during apartheid.
We work in solidarity with our mates in the UK on the Stop Arming Israel campaign
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