Manchester Palestine Action group and other like-minded groups protested on Saturday, April 8, in England denouncing the Israeli brutality against Palestinian worshipers inside Al Aqsa Mosque, as well as Barclays bank that invests over £1 billion in arms companies involved in Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinians.
The head of Manchester Palestine Action group, Adie Mormech, said, “on the Manchester protest today we rightly addressed the shocking video footage of the horrifying beatings of Palestinians coming to perform night prayers inside Al Aqsa Mosque.”
Mormech added, “If they can still mobilize there, we can take action here, and 200 demonstrators of us occupied Barclay Bank today, as it invests £1 billion in arms companies complicit in the Israeli Apartheid. We occupied 3 floors waving flags, and left chalk messages everywhere about their investments.”
Mormech continued, “profits are covered in Palestinian blood!”
He indicated that “Barclays also invests in Israel’s biggest private arms company Elbit Systems, which the group Palestine Action have been successfully opposing throughout England.
“At sports shops, we demanded Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association,” the head of Manchester Palestine Action Group added.
Last week, the Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque for many days, brutally assaulted the Palestinian worshipers in Al-Qibli mosque, opened fire on them.
the Israeli forces tied the worshipers inside the mosque to the ground and brutally beat them, injuring dozens, some of whom were transferred to the hospital.
The Israeli attack on the Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa sparked local, Arab, and international condemnation that rejected the Israeli aggressive attacks.