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Dear Sir Anthony Bamford,
I am writing to express my concern over JCB's military sales to Israel, and the use of JCB bulldozers and earth moving equipment to breach Palestinian rights.
On the JCB website your company claims that “JCB’s bright yellow machines make a difference in improving people’s lives.” Yet, as War on Want has reported, JCB bulldozers have been used to demolish the only Palestinian children’s playground in the district of Silwan in East Jerusalem and JCB equipment has been used in the construction of the illegal Apartheid Wall, Israeli settlements and the demolition of Palestinian homes.
In September 2011, the Israeli military announced that JCB had supplied its armoured bulldozer, the High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE), to be used by the paratroopers’ division of the Israeli army’s Central Command. By moving from supplying civilian machines to the direct sale of military equipment, JCB has entered a new phase of complicity in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.
It is unacceptable that a respected UK company like JCB should profit from human rights violations.
Please confirm to me that your company will take the following action:
Investigate the use of JCB equipment in human rights violations in Palestine
Suspend all military sales to Israel
Take steps to ensure that JCB equipment is not used to commit Human Rights violations in Palestine