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Militants smash bank's windows in defence of Palestine


They say they will continue to ramp up pressure on businesses supporting Israel

Anonymous militants have targeted a Barclays bank branch in Shawlands, Glasgow, smashing windows.

The protesters also put up posters detailing Barclays links with weapons companies, and spray-painted the misspelled slogan "Barcleys (sic) funds genocide" and "free Palestine."

No arrests have been made and the Shawlands Barclays branch is closed for the day. It will close permanently on 24 April.

Organisers say they were inspired by previous actions in the ongoing wave of action, which has targeted Barclays, Elbit's landlord's offices and the actions against BNY Mellon which they say “funds the genocide.”

Barclays has been the scene of protests for investing in and lending money to the companies that sell weapons and military technology to Israel, including funding to BAE Systems.

It is alleged the bank holds over £1 billion in shares of companies whose weapons, components, and military technology has been used by the Israeli state against Palestinian civilians.

BAE Systems produces parts for Israel's F-35s stealth combat aircraft, currently being used by Israel in Gaza. 

A spokesperson for the group said: “Until Barclays cuts ties with these companies and stops profiting from the genocide of Palestinians, they are a legitimate target. Property damage is nothing compared to the suffering of the Palestinian people.

“Actions like this one will only spread and multiply.”



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Allan Wilson
3 months ago

Israel is a 'settler colonial state' ? Really? Are jews not indigenous to the land of Israel and Judea the ancient name for Israel ? Has Israel not historically supported a 'two state solution' and a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank alongside Israel (rejected by Palestinian leadership) - hardly the actions of a 'settler colonial state'. More importantly why is the 'voice of Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector' using such partisan language in it's reporting?