Efco Equipment

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אפקו ציוד

A private Israeli company specializing in marketing, sales and service for mechanical equipment for infrastructure and construction.

The company represents Bomag, Hyundayi Heavy Industries and Terex in the Israeli market. Machinery manufactured by these companies has been used for the construction of settlements, checkpoints, roads for settlers and in the demolition of Palestinian houses and infrastructure in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

On 4 February 2017, mechanical engineering equipment imported by Efco Equipment was documented at the construction site of the Nabi Elias Bypass Road, a settler road being built near the Palestinian village of Nabi Elias in the occupied West Bank.

According to media coverage, the bypass road involves the expropriation of 25 acres of Palestinian land - including a total 700 olive trees - belonging to the Palestinian villages of Izbat Tabib, Azzun, and Nabi Elias, just east of Ramallah. Attempts by Palestinian landowners to petition the Israeli High Court against the plan have been rejected. According to the head of Nabi Elias' village council, Raed Khalif, those who will be able to prove ownership over the land will receive nominal compensation for their stolen property, property on which their livelihood depends.