Yesterday the United Nations published the long awaited list of companies active in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
The 112 companies on the list contribute to and support Israel’s ever-expanding Jewish-only settlements. Every settlement amounts to a war crime under international law. They displace Palestinian communities, steal their resources, and prevent them from exercising free movement through checkpoints and heavily armed soldiers.
They displace entire Palestinian communities, steal their resources, and prevent them from exercising free movement with checkpoints and heavily armed soldiers.
Three of the companies on the database are British. JCB, Opodo, and Greenkote PLC.
1) JCB, whose bulldozers help Israel uproot Palestinian communities.
2) Opodo, who provide a platform for tourism businesses operating in the illegal settlements.
3) Greenkote PLC, who have a plant and research centre in an illegal settlement.
These companies must now take immediate action to end all activity in illegal settlements.
Join us in writing to these companies. Help us apply direct pressure by reminding them of their legal responsibilities, and the cost to their reputation of continuing their illegal activities.