World Bulletin / News Desk
Years of boycott pressure from G4S has finally paid with a local firm FIMI purchasing the company for $111 million.
BDS claims a string of organisations, including the Labour party and University College London, have chosen to end contracts with G4S as a result.
G4S will continue to have a presence in Israel through its stake in a police training centre, Policity, in conjunction with FIMI, and Israeli infrastructure and real estate group Shikun & Binui reports Evening Standard.
“Our globally coordinated campaign has had a real impact,” said Rafeef Ziadah of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in a statement.
“We will continue campaigning until G4S ends all involvement in violations of Palestinian human rights,” Ziadah added.
G4S, the world’s largest security firm, provides services at Israeli military checkpoints along Israel’s wall annexing Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and inside settlements built in violation of international law. It also helps run prisons where Palestinians are tortured, abused and detained without charge.
Evening Standard/Electronic Intifada
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