Palestinian civil society organizations call for action against G4S over role in Israeli jails

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16 May 2012

Response by G4S: Rejoinder to G4S response on its role in Israeli jails, including those housing children & detainees held without charge or trial.

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6 May 2012

Security firm G4S provides services to Israeli prisons, police and army

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

British-Danish security firm G4S has been severely criticized for its operations in the occupied Palestinian territories and in prisons and detention centers in Israel, including those housing children and “administrative detainees” held without charge or trial...G4S submitted an update with old statements that does not address the criticism of the provision of services to prisons in Israel. Meanwhile, about 2,000 Palestinian prisoners bellow out their ill-treatment in a mass hunger strike...G4S shows no intention of terminating its services to prisons in Israel. As long as G4S is in any way involved in the detention of Palestinian political prisoners in Israel or the West Bank, it is not moving in the right direction.

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17 April 2012

Palestinian organisations call for action against G4S over role in Israeli jails

Author: Michael Deas, Electronic Intifada

As political prisoners begun a mass hunger strike and Prisoners Day was marked with demonstrations in Palestine and around the world, Palestinian organisations today called for action to be taken against G4S, the British-Danish security corporation that is contracted to provide security equipment to Israeli prisons at which Palestinian political prisoners are held. A statement signed by 12 Palestinian organisations…said:…G4S provided systems for the Ketziot and Megiddo prisons, which hold Palestinian political prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory inside Israel in contravention of international law. The company also provided equipment for Ofer prison, located in the occupied West Bank, and for Kishon and Moskobiyyeh detention facilities, at which human rights organisations have documented systematic torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners…

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1 April 2012

G4S statement on services in West Bank

Author: G4S

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