Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering is a civil engineering and construction company that operates numerous plants for construction materials. The company is a subsidiary of the Israeli public company Shapir Engineering and Industry, which was founded back in 1969 by the Shapira family: Hen, Israel, Harel and Gil Shapira. The company is exclusively engaged in the construction, development, and infrastructure of projects in several illegal settlements and is operating a number of plants for construction materials: it owns and operates cement plants and a stone quarry beyond the green line, thus exploiting Palestinian natural resources for the needs of the Israeli construction industry. The company’s latest and broad involvement in infrastructure of projects in the illegally occupied Palestinian territory will be presented in details in the coming section.
Veolia Transportation Israel (Connex Israel) has terminated its operations of the Modi'in bus network, which serve Israeli settlements in the West Bank. However, the company continues to operate bus services that pass through the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Coalition of Women for Peace Newsletter - concerning the Israeli High Court of Justice decision On Monday, December 26, regarding the legality of the use of natural resources extracted by 11 quarry and mining companies in the occupied West Bank.
This report comes as a follow up to two reports published by Who Profits in 2017: “Greenwashing the Israeli Occupation: The Solar Energy Industry and the Israeli Occupation” and the flash report “Greenwashing the Naqab: The Israeli Industry of Solar Energy”. Here we shed light on how, while the Israeli solar energy is flourishing on occupied Palestinian land in Area C and in the Naqab, Palestinian communities in those areas are deliberately marginalized and un-electrified, contributing to a coercive environment that leads to forced displacement.