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Call for Saudi Arabia to cancel deal with G4S

February 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

The National Committee for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel has called upon Saudi Arabia to stop dealing with G4S because the security company is involved in Israel’s violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories. According to the BDS Committee, G4S has won contracts to offer security services to Muslim pilgrims in Makkah for the next year.

The Committee affirmed its belief that the British company is complicit in maintaining the Israeli occupation. It accused G4S of supplying “torture equipment” used by Israeli investigators on Palestinian prisoners inside the Zionist state’s jails, including children.

Many Palestinian and international human rights organisations have proved that G4S is involved in human rights abuses based on evidence that it supplies the Israeli occupation authorities and illegal Jewish settlers with equipment used in violating the rights of Palestinians.

Other organisations lobbying for justice for the Palestinians, including Britain’s Friends of Al-Aqsa, have also written to the Saudi authorities calling on them to cancel the G4S contract.