1st December: Refuse to occupy - join an international day of action
Tamar Alon, Atalya Ben Abba and Tamar Ze'evi are facing imprisonment for refusing to serve the Israeli occupation. Support them by joining us on December 1st for an international day of action.
Vigils will take place outside arms manufacturing facilities and other locations calling on governments to stop arming the Israeli occupation rather than profiting from it.
As long as Europe trades with the Israeli weapon industry - the occupation will continue. As long as the US continue to arm Israel and buy its weapons - young Israelis will continue to be imprisoned for refusing to aim these weapons toward civilians.
THEY REFUSE to gas civilians, will the US refuse to buy Israeli teargas?
THEY REFUSE to shoot civilians, will EAST ASIA refuse to buy Israel guns?
THEY REFUSE to bomb Gaza, will we call OUR COUNTRIES to refuse to trade drones with Israel?
THEY REFUSE to serve the occupation, WE refuse to profit from it.
During November and December three young Israeli women will refuse to conscript and serve the Israeli occupation. They would rather sit in prison than inflict military rule in the West Bank, and oppress Palestinians.
Alongside military service, Israel is also dependant on arms for maintaining the occupation. Israel buys weapons and components to use in the West Bank and Gaza, and Israeli arms manufacturers sell “battle proven” arms to 130 countries. Whoever sells weapons to Israel- profits from the occupation. Whoever buys Israeli weapons - has a strong interest in maintaining it.
On December 1st, international Prisoners for Peace Day, groups will protests worldwide; in the US, Germany, France, Greece, UK and Israel, requesting local government and arms manufacturers to stop arming and profiting from the occupation.
These demonstration will be in solidarity with the growing stream of Israeli Conscientious Objectors, as like them, we refuse to take part in the occupation and refuse to have any profit from it.
Do you want to join a group taking action or organise an additional one?
For more information about the involvement of the arms trade in the occupation, please visit:
- ‘The Lab’: http://www.gumfilms.com/projects/lab
- ‘Who Profits’’s report: http://www.whoprofits.org/sites/default/files/weapons_report-8.pdf
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