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Protesters Occupy UK warehouse of Israeli State Exporter

Palestinian solidarity campaign (PSC)

Tuesday 17 July 2007



This afternoon a group of Palestine solidarity protesters
entered the main UK warehouse of Israeli company Carmel Agrexco
in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

Their action is part of the growing movement to boycott Israeli
apartheid, which aims to end Israel’s breach of International
law and abuse of human rights in the occupied territories of

Nine protesters went inside the warehouse, handed leaflets to
the workers to explain the reasons for their actions. Two have
locked themselves to equipment with D locks. They asked to speak
to workers about Carmel Agrexco’s support for ethnic cleansing
and war crimes in Palestine, but were met with violence and

Another group hoisted a Palestinian flag up the pole at the
front of the depot to symbolically establish a Palestinian
solidarity settlement on Carmel Agrexco’s land. Their aim was to
highlight the illegality of Israeli settlements that have been
established throughout the West Bank on land stolen from
Palestinians. This was particularly fitting, given that much of
Carmel Agrexco’s fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and other
produce is grown and packed on these illegal Israeli
settlements. Carmel Agrexco is thus complicit in war crimes
under theInternational Criminal Court Act 2001 (ICC Act).

Carmel Agrexco is Israel’s largest importer of agricultural
produce into the European Union and is 50% Israeli state owned.
The warehouse is in Swallowfield Way,Hayes, Middlesex, at their
main depot in the UK.

Many of the protesters have visited Palestine and witnessed at
first hand the suffering of Palestinians under Israeli military
occupation. They have seen land that has been claimed by illegal
Israeli settlements, but was stolen from Palestinian families.
They have visited villages where the whole community have been
issued with demolition orders by the Israeli Army to make way
for more illegal settlements.

The action today is part of three years of action against the
company. Palestine solidarity protesters have taken part in five
blockades of the premises, the first in November 2004.

Before the protest a legal warning letter was sent to Carmel
Agrexco stating clearly why they are in breach of the law.

Today’s action aims to draw attention to this company’s
complicity, in murder, theft and damage of occupied land,
collective punishment, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, and other
breaches of International Law.

Contact thewallmustfall@riseup.net/tel.07845039980
for interviews/pictures


Photos of the last blockade of Carmel Agrexco


Photos of the second blockade


Text of letter sent to Carmel Agrexco by Palestine Solidarity


Report on Carmel’s Involvement in the Jordan Valley:


Press release from previous trial (with links):


War on Want’s Report -"Profiting from the


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