As we mourn the thousands of people in Israel and Palestine who have been killed in the past few weeks we refuse to stand by and allow the only true winners in war — the weapons manufacturers — to continue to arm and profit off of it.
Weapons companies across Canada are making a fortune off of the carnage in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine.
This is a call to action. It's time to stop letting these weapons companies profit off of the massacre of thousands of Palestinians.
Find a location near you, get friends and allies together, and interrupt their business as usual to demand they stop selling arms and military technology to Israel.
The Canada-Israel weapons trade is extremely secretive. This is an incomplete list of weapons companies involved in arming the Israeli military, and includes both manufacturing facilities and offices. Have more to add? Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian data on 2022 military exports is available here.
Information on the weapons companies listed:
The Israeli military uses a tear gas drone, the Innovations (DJI) Matrice 600, that includes Actuonix Motion Devices components.
Arconic produces vital goods used in military aircrafts – specifically, Boeing Apache Helicopters and Lockheed Martin F-35 Fighter Jets. Both are supplied to the Israeli military occupation, who routinely put them to use in aerial assaults on Gaza.
BAE Systems provides weapon systems and components to the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of F-15, F-16, and F-35 fighter jets.
Bell Textron Canada Ltd have a manufacturing and servicing plant for helicopters in Mirabel QC, and offices in Calgary. At least two models of their fighter helicopters are used by Israel’s air force.
Jeppesen is owned by Boeing, which is the world’s third-largest military company. It manufactures multiple weapon systems sold to the Israeli military that are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians, including fighter jets, attack helicopters, missiles, bombs, and precision-guided bomb kits.
General Dynamics supplies the Israeli military with a wide variety of weapons, including various bombs. The company’s technologies are also integrated into Israel’s main weapon systems, including fighter jets and armored combat vehicles. Source.
Provides components for armoured vehicles and other weapons systems to the Israeli military.
Heroux-Devtek owns APPH, which manufactures military technology and landing gear for Elbit’s drones. Elbit’s drones are routinely used to bomb and surveil Palestinians.
Produces armoured vehicles and has supplied the government of Israel with more command and control units than any other supplier in history.
L3Harris components are integrated into multiple weapon systems used by the Israeli military, including Israel’s air-to-ground bombs as well as its main warplanes, battle tanks, and warships.
Supplied Israel with screening technologies used at several military checkpoints in occupied Palestinian territory. The company’s SafeView body scanner machines have been installed in the Qalandia, Bethlehem, and Sha’ar Efraim (Irtach) checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. In addition, SafeView and ProVision scanners have been installed in the Erez checkpoint in the Gaza Strip.
The world’s largest military company. It manufactures multiple weapon systems that are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians including F35 fighter jets, warplanes used extensively in the Gaza bombardment of 2014 and 2021.
Magellan in Winnipeg manufactures “flight critical assemblies” to Lockheed Martin for production of their F-35 fighter jets.
Magellan’s Kitchener facility was awarded a multi-year contract in 2022 from Lockheed Martin for complex machined titanium components for all three variants of the F-35 aircraft.
F35s are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians and were used extensively in the Gaza bombardment of 2014 and 2021. Israel’s Ministry of defense made a $3bn deal in July to purchase another 25 F-35s.
Palantir has provided its AI predictive policing system to Israeli security forces to be used in its surveillance of the Palestinian civilian population in the occupied Palestinian territory. The system is intended to identify individuals who are deemed likely to launch “lone wolf” terrorist attacks and is used to justify their pre-emptive arrest.
The Royal Bank of Canada is a major investor in Palantir, with ownership of 2,380,700 shares as of June 30 2023.
The world’s second-largest military company, which manufactures missiles, bombs, components for fighter jets, and other weapon systems used by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians.
Rheinmetall is a partner of Elbit. Elbit is Israel’s biggest military and arms company.
Not a weapons company, but notable for their $500 million investment in Elbit, Israel’s largest military and arms company.
Zim is Israel’s largest shipping line & supplies weapons to the Israeli military.
Send an urgent message to demand Canada stop arming Israel and push for an immediate ceasefire to your Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Defense.
Updates on actions across the country
This morning union activists & allies blocked entrances to GeoSpectrum in Dartmouth NS & disrupted their genocidal profiteering.— Labour 4 Palestine (@PalestineLabour) November 9, 2023
GeoSpectrum is a subsidiary of Elbit, a leading supplier of weapons to Israel. They're complicit in genocide.#shutitdown4palestine #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/NOW7Fx98Sz
BREAKING: Protestors in Winnipeg are picketing Boeing, a company that supplies weapons that Israel uses to massacre Palestinians in Gaza. #ShutitDown #ShutitDown4Palestine #BlocktheBombs #StopArmingIsrael #CeasefireNOW pic.twitter.com/IQyRcX8gKW— Queers for Palestine – Winnipeg (@q4palestine) November 9, 2023
BREAKING: As Israel bombards Gaza, we’re taking action with workers in Canada @LAATCanada & @PalestineLabour to block entrances to INKAS, a Toronto-based company that supplies military equipment to Israel.#CanadaStopArmingIsrael pic.twitter.com/QnWeSDumKo— World BEYOND War Canada (@WBWCanada) October 30, 2023
We're featured on @democracynow’s daily show blocking a Toronto company arming Israel alongside the incredible #PalSolidaritySitIn actions at MP offices cross-country. 🔥 A groundswell demanding an end to Canadian complicity: #CanadaStopArmingIsrael #CeasefireNOW #FreePalestine! pic.twitter.com/pw0DEyoy6P— World BEYOND War Canada (@WBWCanada) October 31, 2023
Demonstrators in Vancouver occupied Scotiabank downtown on November 9th. Scotia Bank holds the largest foreign share of Elbit Systems, Israel's largest arms manufacturer.
Activists covered the entrance to a Toronto weapons facility with 'blood splatters'. L3Harris makes vital components for many of the weapons systems used by the Israeli military, including the air-to-ground bombs falling on Gaza right now. Click on photo for more.
Entrances to Lockheed Martin & Bombardier in Montreal are currently blocked! Supporters have shut down 6 lanes of traffic & formed a hard picket line to disrupt the weapon manufacturers' operations. #CeasefireNOW #ShutItDown4Palestine pic.twitter.com/1bp84mBfiK— James Hutt (@JamesRHutt) November 22, 2023
Now! Vancouver #ShutItDown Action to #StopArmingIsrael— Harsha Walia (@HarshaWalia) November 9, 2023
WE Have Shut Down ZIM OFFICES
Here in solidarity with #BlockTheBoat actions blockading ZIM shipments across the world. Zim is Israel's largest shipping line & supplies weapons to IOF. ZIM is active in genocide. pic.twitter.com/bF35xghATv
Watch this excellent CBC news coverage of our blockade of INKAS, a Toronto company arming Israel. And thanks to this INKAS executive for letting us know our action worked so well: “this situation is causing our business to lose money, to lose profits”.
Great TV news feature on Monday's action! "People are going to keep showing up, keep interrupting business as usual where the Israeli government operates, the Canadian government operates, at sites where Canadian companies are profiting off arming Israel." #CanadaStopArmingIsrael pic.twitter.com/u15iVk0M42— World BEYOND War Canada (@WBWCanada) October 31, 2023
At the war memorial in London, Ontario - Ceasefire now! End Canadian arms sale to Israel.
Activists paid a visit to Leidos in Ottawa to let them know that we see them profiting off of the massacre of Palestinians. LEIDOS: #STOPARMINGISRAEL.
Activists installed a banner at a compound office for Lockheed Martin, Dept of National Defence & Victoria Shipyards. Click on photo for more info.
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