Stop Barclays Banking on Apartheid
UK banking giant Barclays provides billions of pounds worth of investment and loans to arms companies selling weapons and military technology to Israel. These weapons are routinely used by Israel’s apartheid regime to violently repress the Palestinian people.
By providing investment and financial services to these arms companies, Barclays is facilitating and profiting from apartheid — as well as enabling the arms companies to grow and expand.
We’ve uncovered that Barclays has invested over £1 billion in nine companies known to be producing weapons, components, and military technology used in Israel’s armed violence against the Palestinian people. Barclays provides close to an additional £4 billion in loans and other financial services to these companies.
Barclays holds shares in Elbit Systems, an Israeli arms manufacturer which supplies 85% of the drones used by the Israeli army in its deadly bombardments of the Gaza Strip. Barclays also invests in General Dynamics, which provides gun systems for fighter jets used by Israel, and Caterpillar; which provides Israel with bulldozers used to demolish Palestinian homes and schools.
Barclays has a responsibility to end its complicity in Israel’s war crimes and violations of international law. Take action and email the Barclays Group Chairman to demand that Barclays stops banking on apartheid.