Israel uses F-16 fighter aircraft and Apache combat helicopters to bomb Palestinian towns and villages. These contain UK manufactured components including missile triggering systems for Apaches and Head-Up Displays for F-16s.
Four years ago, following pressure from the Stop Arming Israel campaign, the UK government revoked five arms licenses to Israel for weaponry used in the 2008 Cast Lead attacks on Gaza.
Israel's military sector is made up of over 200 public and private companies, dominated by Israel Aircraft Industries, Israel Military Industries and Rafael, all state owned. Private company Elbit Systems is also significant. The UK spends millions of pounds each year on 'battle-tested' arms and drones from Israeli companies.
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Watch the three-minute video of Owen Jones's inspiring performance on BBC Newsnight, when he described the reality of Israel's assault on Gaza, to the embarassment of the politicians on the panel: see video here: http://bit.ly/TguZCF