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Security firm G4S confirms involvement in Israel's occupation

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada, Published on: 7 January 2011

The Danish-British security firm G4S recently confirmed in a letter its involvement in the Israeli occupation and violations of international law...After the publication of The Electronic Intifada's report on 15 December 2010, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre asked G4S to respond...G4S replied, confirming that it had withdrawn from contracts providing security officers to residential settlements in the West Bank in 2002. "However, we continue to serve major commercial customers, for instance supermarket chains, whose operations include the West Bank," the company stated...However, G4S fails to address that Israeli settlements serve an exclusively Jewish population and are built illegally on occupied Palestinian land. By providing security services to illegal settlement businesses, G4S facilitates Israel's violations of international law...[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre asked G4S if they wished to provide further comments. G4S said they have nothing to add to their earlier statement.]

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