April 14, 2013

Protest outside G4S headquarters on Palestinian prisoners day


Wednesday 17 April 2013 (4.30pm - 7pm)
Outside G4S UK & Ireland head office at 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT
War on Want calls on G4S to end its complicity in Israel’s prison system.
On 17 April, Palestinian Prisoners Day, War on Want joins a number of Palestine solidarity and human rights organisations in a protest outside G4S headquarters in London.
In 2007, G4S signed a contract with the Israeli Prison Authority to provide security systems and other services for major Israeli prisons. 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.
Beyond Israel's prison system, G4S also provides equipment and services to Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank that form part of the route of Israel’s illegal Wall and to the terminals isolating the occupied and besieged territory of Gaza. G4S signed contracts for equipment and services for the West Bank Israeli Police headquarters and to private businesses based in illegal Israeli settlements.
Join us on 17 April outside G4S UK & Ireland head office to send a message to G4S that complicity in Israel’s prison system and illegal occupation is unacceptable.
Protest called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Supported by: Action for Palestinian Children, Amos Trust, Fire Brigades Union, Friends of Al-Aqsa UK, ICAHD UK, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Lib-Dems Friends of Palestine, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Stop G4S Campaign, UNISON, UNITE the Union, and War on Want

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