UK weapons trump human rights in Israel and Saudi Arabia alike

UK weapons trump human rights in Israel and Saudi Arabia alike


‘Attention, unsurprisingly, is being focused on Britain’s role in supplying arms to Israel.
Since 2010, Britain has granted licences to Israel worth £42m for 131 defence industry manufacturers.
These range from components for drones to military radars, targeting systems and electronic warfare equipment.
MPs on four Commons committees asked the government last month to explain why it has approved arms exports to Israel and the Occuped Palestinian Territories including for “anti-riot/ballistic shields”, components for combat vehicles, small arms, sniper rifles, and military communications equipment.’
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