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G4S Israel (formerly Hashmira) is part of the global G4S concern, which specializes in security personnel services, electronic security services, arrest alternative such as ankle monitors and operating private jail houses around the world.

Security services to West Bank settlements and Industrial Zones

G4S Israel provides security services, including security equipment and personnel to businesses in the West Bank settlements of Modi’in Illit, Ma’ale Adumim, the settlement neighborhood of Har Adar in East Jerusalem and the Kalia settlement in the Jordan Valley. The company also provides security services to businesses in the settlements’ Industrial Zones of Mishor Adumim and Atarot. In addition, after the company purchased Aminut Moked Artzi, one of the oldest private security companies in Israel, it took over its entire business operations, which includes security services to businesses in the Barkan industrial Zone

G4S Israel provides Closed Circuit TV system to the safe city project in Israel. The safe city project is implemented in dozens of West Bank settlements.

The company also operates security centers in West Bank settlements.

Additionally, G4S Israel maintains cooperation with Ariel College in the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank, which included the company's participation in an open career day in the college.    

Israeli Checkpoints

The company has provided equipment for Israeli-run checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza, including luggage scanning machines and full body scanners by Rapiscan and L-3's Safeview, at least to the Erez checkpoint in Gaza and to the Qalandia, Bethlehem and Irtah (Sha’ar Efraim) checkpoints in the West bank.

Israeli Prisons

G4S Israel installed and operates the entire security system of the Ktziot Prison, the central control room of the Megido Prison and security services to Damon prison. The Ktziot, Megido and Damon Prisons, located inside Israel, are incarceration facilities designated for Palestinian political prisoners. G4S Israel clearly indicates in its website that it operates in prisons which hold "security prisoners", that is Palestinian political prisoners. Ktziot prison is the biggest incarceration facility in Israel and populates 2,200 Palestinian political prisoners, Megido prison populates over 1200 Palestinian political and Damon prison populates over 500 Palestinian political prisoners and illegal aliens from the occupied West Bank. some of these prisoners have not been charged yet and some are administrative detainees.

The company also installed peripheral defense systems on the walls surrounding the Ofer prison and operates a central control room for the entire Ofer compound. Ofer is an Israeli prison for Palestinian political prisoners, located in the West Bank, near the settlement of Givat Ze'ev. The prison populates 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners and includes a military court which judges detainees from the West bank on a daily basis.

In addition, G4S Israel also provides the entire security systems and the central control room in Hasharon compound – Rimonim prison, which is mostly a criminal prison but includes a wing for Palestinian political prisoners. 

The company also provided security systems for the Abu Kabir, Kishon ("Al-Jalameh") and Jerusalem ("Russian Compound") detention and interrogation facilities. Palestinian political prisoners are usually held in detention facilities without legal proceeding for long periods of time. Human rights organizations have collected evidence showing that Palestinian prisoners are regularly subjected to torture in these facilities.

In June 2013, G4S announced that it will stop working with the IPS. Yet, On December 2013, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) responded to a freedom of information (FOI) request by Who Profits, which was submitted three months earlier, regarding twenty-two corporations that provide services to Israeli prisons. Accordint to the response, G4S provides maintanance and support management systems, magnetometer gates, scanning machines and ankle monitors, during the fiscal year 2015. 

Since 2005, G4S has been providing Israel's prison services with ankle monitors as a custody alternative (among other services – see: G4S Israel). In February 2014 the contract between G4S and the prison service for the ankle monitor project expired. The Israeli government issued a temporary order to lengthen the contract with G4S Israel until March 2015. Currently, the electronic monitoring is being carried out by G4S and the American company 3M, yet it's under a new correction to the Israeli law. 

Israeli Police 

G4S Israel is the sole provider of electronic security systems to the Israeli police. It provided equipment to the West Bank Israeli Police headquarters, located in the highly contested E-1area next to the Ma'ale Adomim settlement (the Judea and Samaria Police headquarters - “Machoz Shai”).

G4S is part of the Policity group that won the tender to construct the new training center of the Israeli police in Beit Shemesh.

Israeli Army and the Ministry of Defense

G4S Israel is one of the major security systems provider to the Israeli government, including the Ministry of defense building ("Hakiria") in Tel Aviv. It also provides security systems to the Israeli armored corps base of Nachshonim, which was donated by the US army in accordance with the Wye River Memorandum. The company operates security patrol units which secure oceanic facilities, vehicles and transport routs, buildings and equipment of the security and finace industries. These units, as the company states, are manned by "worriers who graduated elite combat units in the Israeli army".

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