Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Boycott G4S
G4S are a British Danish private security firm that provide security systems and other services for major Israeli prisons. In several of these prisons hundreds of Palestinians are kept, detained without trial or charge. These prisoners are often interrogated and treated in appalling ways, against international human rights law.
War on Want has the following information on their website:
‘G4S provides systems for the Ketziot and Megiddo prisons, which hold Palestinian political prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory inside Israel. Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits the transfer of prisoners from occupied territory into the territory of the occupier.
G4S also provides 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, including child prisoners.’
The campaign to end G4S’s contract with Israel has been very successful to date. You can read about the protests, petitions and meetings on the PSC website here: G4S Campaign which includes this printable briefing on G4S
You can get involved in this campaign by adding your name to War on Want’s global petition against G4S