‘Stop arming Israel’

News in Brief

A majority of British people want to end arms sales to Israel, two recent polls have found.

A YouGov poll for Action for Humanity in early April found that 56 percent of people want to end the export of weapons and parts to Israel, with only 17 percent wanting them to continue: www.tinyurl.com/peacenews4237

Another YouGov poll in early May for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) and the Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU) found 55 percent of people support suspending arms sales to Israel as long as the war on Gaza continues. Only 13 percent of people wanted to see them continue: www.tinyurl.com/peacenews4238

The MAP/CAABU poll also found 73 percent of people supported an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, in line with previous polls (see PN 2671).