The bank, which has withdrawn banking facilities to the charity whose main work is to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, links Interpal with global terrorism.
On November 12, Interpal received notification from their bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB), that Lloyds TSB (their clearing bank) has served notice on IBB to cease all dealings with Interpal. Clearing banks are responsible for the processing of all financial transactions and Lloyds TSB is one of the 4 clearing banks in the UK, which all high street banks must work through. The notice comes into effect on 8 December 2008 (date subsequently revised to 30 January 2009) and has the potential to force Interpal to cease operations early next month.
FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
Here are photos of a demo outside Lloyds TSB in Bristol:
Lloyds TSB in Bristol closed by protesters! :
Here is a photo of a protest outside Lloyds TSB in Newcastle upon Tyne:
Protest outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street, Glasgow;
From Bath, Somerset - Bank shuts in Bath Gaza protest:
Lloyds TSB Trample UK Registered Palestinian Charity: