Palestine Action target BNY Mellon in Manchester

Feb 14, 2024

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Activists from Palestine Action drenched the Manchester offices of Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon in red paint, to symbolise the bank’s complicity in Palestinian bloodshed. They also sprayed a message calling for Elbit to be shut down. 

BNY Mellon invest over £10million in Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons firm, Elbit Systems, who provide 85% of Israel’s military drone fleet and land based equipment, as well as missiles, bullets and other weaponry. 

Using Elbit’s weapons, Israel is committing a genocide in Gaza. Most recently, the occupiers have begun massacring Palestinians in Rafah, where 1.5million Palestinians were told to go in order to be safe. Over the past few months, over 28,000 Palestinians have been killed, more than 12,000 of whom are children.

After similar actions, four other companies have ended their association with Elbit’s deadly trade in the past three months. These include Elbit’s weapons transporters Kuehne+Nagel, recruiters iO associates, property managers Fisher German and website designers Naked Creativity. Palestine Action will continue to target all those who allow Elbit to continue their business of genocide, until they declare they’ve cut all ties. 


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Palestine Action is a direct-action network of groups and individuals formed with the mandate of taking action against the sites of Elbit Systems and other companies complicit in Israeli apartheid, calling for all such sites to be shut down.