A new contract for the provision of encrypted smartphones to the Israeli army is expected to bolster the involvement of Motorola Solutions in the Israeli occupation.
Mekorot is the national water company of Israel, which supplies 90% of Israel’s drinking water and provides 80% of its water supplies. The company is state-owned. Mekorot not only operates within Israel’s internationally recognized pre-1967 borders (i.e. within the Green Line), but also in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It is the Israeli government’s executive arm in the OPT for water issues. In East Jerusalem and other parts of the occupied West Bank, Mekorot supplies water to the settlements. It also supplies a substantial share of the water consumed by Palestinians, who are prevented from developing their own water sector. As a result, Mekorot is actively involved in conducting and maintaining the Israeli occupation. Below follows an overview of the main manifestations of this involvement.
Who Profits research team checked the validity of Veolia's latest announcement and found that according to the Israeli companies' registrar, Connex transportation Israel is now fully owned by Afikim.
The Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water has granted Genie Israel Oil and Gas a three years exclusive petroleum exploration license in the occupied Golan Heights.
Israeli supermarket tycoon Rami Levy appears intent on becoming a real estate developer in the occupied West Bank by building new shopping centers in illegal settlements.
Last month (April 2013), Who Profits Research Team has conducted a tour to the construction site of the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train line (A1). The new train route crosses into the occupied Palestinian territory in two areas (For further information, see Who Profits full report on the A1 train). During the tour we have documented Israeli and international companies renowned for their long lasting involvement in the project, such as Impresa Pizzarotti & C. and Shapir Civil and Marine engineering. Moreover, we were able to identify new international companies operating on the ground.