Palestine rights activists who occupied offices of a firm with links to Israeli war crimes walked free from court today after the prosecution offered no evidence.
Three Palestine Action activists have had the case against them dropped in a trial at Birmingham Magistrates Court. After taking on a company complicit in Elbit’s business of bloodshed, ‘abuse of process’ by the prosecution has led to these activists being cleared of charges. This was the second ever trial of Palestine Action activists, and they – like the first activists to go on trial – have walked free again in another humiliating showing in the Courts for Elbit.
The company manages the Israeli-owned Elbit UAV Engines weapons factory at Shepstone in Staffordshire.
Palestine Action said: “This victory is hugely significant, coming just a month after another three activists were similarly cleared of ‘criminal damage’ for a blockade of an Elbit factory.
“In their only two trials to date, Palestine Action have won — with even the courts system appearing to understand the necessity, and proportionality, of taking action to undermine British complicity in Israeli war crimes.”
Elbit supplies drones and pilotless aircraft to the Israeli occupation military.