Israel & Palestine: Electronic Intifada sceptical about G4S commitment to exit contracts in West Bank

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Article
22 April 2013

G4S feels the heat of international boycott campaign [Israel & Palestine]

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited G4S to respond. G4S referred us to a previous statement] G4S...reacted to a wave of protest by rehashing claims that it will eventually quit its Israeli contracts in the occupied West Bank. But in fact G4S staff will “continue to service security systems in commercial and government sites inside Israel, including jails housing Palestinian inmates” and continue to protect businesses in the settlements...G4S told the Financial Times it would quit a number of contracts which involve the servicing of security equipment at the barrier checkpoints, prisons and police stations in the West Bank by 2015...But in March 2011, after fierce criticism in the Danish press, G4S made a very similar announcement...If G4S is serious about business ethics, it should never had entered into contracts which contribute to the oppression of Palestinians. If G4S really considers its contracts in the West Bank unethical, is should exit these contracts today. [refers to Veolia, Group4Falck, Securicor, Hashmira]

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Company response
24 April 2012

Response by G4S re its contracts in the West Bank

Author: G4S

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Company response
1 April 2012

G4S statement on services in West Bank

Author: G4S

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