France cancels Israeli drone order

Monday, 08 February 2016

The French government has cancelled its order for unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) from the Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit, AlKhaleejonline.com reported on Sunday.

Quoting Israel’s Channel 10 TV, it said that France had “capitulated” to European boycott pressure, “even for military products.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in France apparently collected 8,000 signatures on a petition against the government’s deal with the Israeli company.

The BDS campaign demanded that France should cancel the purchase of the drones because they were used by the Israeli army “to kill civilians” in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/europe/23789-france-cancels-israeli-drone-order.

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