Morning Star: HSBC Targeted Over Arms Sales

3 July 2017 - 11:30am
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Palestine solidarity activists highlighted how the HSBC bank profits from Israel’s “armed violence and repression” by protesting at 20 branches at the weekend, forcing some to close their doors, writes Felicity Collier at the Morning Star.

Demonstration at HSBC in Brighton.

War on Want's senior militarism and security campaigner, Ryvka Barnard, said: 

“HSBC holds shares in, and arranges loans to, a number of companies that sell weapons and military technology to Israel, used in the abuse of Palestinians’ human rights, including war crimes.

“If HSBC is serious about a commitment to human rights, its first step must be to immediately end its business relationship with companies that sell weapons to Israel.”

 

 

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