PROTESTS have been held across Oldham to mark the fourth anniversary of the bombing of Gaza by Israel.

The deadly episode against Palestinians, claimed the lives of 2,200 with up to 500 children killed.

The protest on Saturday was organised by Oldham Justice and Peace Group outside Spindles, which included a theatre performance and a march to the Haifa owned Elbit/Ferranti factory, where the group staged a ‘die-in’.

Adie Mormech, a protester and street theatre performer, said: “We owe it to the people of Gaza, most of whom are children, to take action where the most brutal weapons are being built and supplied right here in the UK.

“I was in Gaza for two years and saw the children arriving in the hospitals with horrendous injuries — victims of the kind of arms being manufactured by these Israeli arms factories here in the UK, such as Elbit Ferranti in Oldham.

“There are many groups working together to demand an end to the manufacture of these weapons here in Oldham and we had so much support from passers-by on Saturday, most of whom had no idea there was an Israeli arms factory here.”

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