CATERPILLAR'S COMPLICITY IN ISRAELI WAR CRIMES - 17.30 - 1930, WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
Mike Baunton CBE, the Vice President of Caterpillar will attend a function
organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers at the Grosvenor House
Hotel in London on November 22nd. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and
Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign will be there to meet him...
Caterpillar hold the sole contract for the supply of military D9
bulldozers to the Israeli army. Caterpillar machines are used to destroy
Palestinian homes in acts of collective punishment, build checkpoints and
roadblocks to restrict civilian movement, build illegal Israeli colonies
on Palestinian lands, destroy olive Palestinian olive trees, build the
illegal annexation wall and murder civilians.
Since 2003 a campaign, triggered by the murder of ISM activist Rachel
Corrie, has been building to force Caterpillar to end all contracts with
Israel. People have taken action in the UK, the US and all over Europe.
Due to pressure from campaigners and rebuke from the United Nations
Caterpillar have been forced to make public statements about the use of
the D9 by the Israeli army. Caterpillar’s position is that they no longer
supply D9’s to Israel but they will not say whether they supply parts to
maintain the Israeli army’s existing D9s.
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