Why Manchester activists are taking to the rooftops in Oldham to stop arms sales to Israel

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For Ade Mormech the political is personal . He, alongside other Manchester Palestine  Action  activists, recently  occupied the roof of Elbit’s Ferranti factory in Waterhead Oldham  for three days. “We think that arms companies like Elbit Ferranti should stop operating when it is clear their weapons are being developed through the mass murder of Palestinians in Gaza and the rest of Palestine. The crimes must stop and so must UK-based companies that are profiting from them.”

Mormech  was a teacher in a school in  Gaza for two years.”I saw many children die in the hospitals from the kinds of weapons produced here during the ‘Pillar of Cloud’ attacks in 2012. One of my students was killed with her two young children in 2014 so I know a small part of the loss that  the Palestinians must be feeling. We’re trying to keep this factory shut so they can’t make…

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