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Gaza support demo. UAV Engines, Lichfield, Staffs. Monday 19th January

Kirsty Rowan | 13.01.2009 16:35 | Anti-militarism | Palestine | Birmingham

There will be a demonstration outside UAV Engines, of Lichfield, Staffordshire, on Monday 19th January, regarding evidence that has been revealed that the company is building engines that are used in Israel's military drones that are aiding the attacks on Gaza.

UAV engines (known as UEL) is owned by the Israel drone specialists Silver Arrow, a subsidary of the Israeli defence contractor Elbit systems. One of its rotary Wankel engines is used in Elbit's Hermes 450 drone. A version of the 450 makes up a squadron of the Israeli air force and has been seen over Gaza in the current conflict, being used for surveillance and targeting for Israel's F-16 strike fighters. Elbit's own website suggests that the Lichfield factory produces engines for the Hermes.

The demonstration will be calling for an end to arms sales to Israel and an end to Israeli violent repression of the Palestinian people.

The factory is situated on Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Litchfield, WS140DT (Tel: 01543 481 819).

The demonstration will be held outside the industrial unit at midday. Meet at Shenstone Railway Station at 11.15 a.m. The factory is approximately 11 minutes walk from the station along Lynn Lane, heading out of town (take the first left after Birch Brook lane).

Transport will be leaving from the Sumac Centre in Nottingham (245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields,NG7 6HX) at 9.30 a.m. To find out more, to offer help with transport etc, or to book transport Tel: Kirsty on 0798 374 3894. Bring banners,things to make noise,etc..Spread the word...

Kirsty Rowan
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Address correction

13.01.2009 17:10

The line in the body of text which reads
The factory is situated on Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Litchfield, WS140DT
should read,
The factory is situated on Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Lichfield, WS140DT

Kirsty Rowan