Scottish Greens call for UK to stop arming Israel
The Scottish Greens have issued a call for the UK to end its arms sales to Israel. Alongside this, the Greens have said the Westminster government must investigate whether UK made weapons have been used in war crimes by Israeli forces.
UK government statistics, compiled by Campaign Against Arms Trade, show that in the last 10 years the UK has licensed at least £486 million worth of arms to Israel
Scottish Greens external affairs spokesperson, Ross Greer MSP, said: “The bombardment of Gaza has already killed thousands of Palestinian children and caused immense suffering for two million people.
“It is collective punishment, a war crime committed in full view of the world. Palestinians are purposefully being deprived of food, water and electricity. By arming and supporting this destruction, the UK has made itself utterly complicit in the mounting death toll.
“The bombs must stop and so must the brutal seventeen-year long siege of Gaza. Palestinians cannot be made to suffer for the awful crimes of Hamas.
“If the UK Government has any care or concern for the rights and lives of Palestinians it must immediately stop all arms sales to Israel, launch a review into whether previously supplied arms were used to commit war crimes and push for an immediate ceasefire.”
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