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July 2015

SodaStream Completes Withdrawal from Its Factory in Mishor Adumim in the West Bank

After SodaStream’s many announcements to withdraw from its factory in Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone, the company has now completed its withdrawal from its sole West Bank-based facility.

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July 2015

Forced Displacement: The Story of Al-Araqib

The Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Araqib was destroyed again, for the 86th time, on the 2nd of July 2015.  As in previous demolitions, Volvo Group provided its wheel loaders to carry out the house demolitions and raze them to the grounds. In Al-Naqab (Negev) desert the threat of house demolitions and land grab hovers over 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins citizens who live in 35 “unrecognized” impoverished villages.

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April 2015

Veolia Environnement Sells Water, Waste and Energy Activities in Israel and the OPT

In July 2014, Veolia signed an agreement to sell its water, waste and energy activities in Israel to the US-based investment management firm Oaktree Capital Management. The deal was completed on 1 April 2015. Consequently, Veolia no longer has any holdings in the Tovlan landfill and the Ayalon wastewater treatment facility. However, Veolia continues to be involved in the Jerusalem Light Rail project.

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March 2015

Afek Oil and Gas Has Begun Drilling for Oil in the Occupied Golan

Israel dismissed petitions by environmental organizations against the drilling; Afek Oil and Gas immediately started preparations on the ground.

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February 2015

The Israeli Ministry of Defense Expands HP’s Biometric System in Checkpoints

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has expanded the use of Hewlett-Packard’s Basel biometric identification system to additional checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

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February 2015

According to Israeli Media, German and Swiss Companies Won the Railway Track Tender of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Fast Train (A1)

Israeli news sources report that Max Bögl and Signon Schweiz won a tender for the construction and maintenance of the track and electronic systems of the A1 rail – a new high-speed train built on Palestinian land.

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February 2015

Veolia Tries to Sell Its Activities in Israel

Transdev (formerly Veolia Transdev) has signed a contract for the sale of its holdings in the Jerusalem light rail. In addition, ‘Veolia Environnement’ has agreed to sell its water, waste and energy activities in Israel to Oaktree Capital Fund. Both deals require approval from the Israeli authorities and the completion of ownership transactions. At the moment, this has not been achieved.

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January 2015

تورّط شركة نيشِر في الاحتلال

تربح شركة "نيشِر" بالفعل من الاحتلال، وذلك بواسطة توفير منتجات الإسمنت إلى المستوطنات الإسرائيليّة غير القانونيّة، وجدار الفصل العنصري ومشاريع أخرى تتعلّق بالاحتلال. يأتي ذلك بالإضافة إلى احتكارها سوقَي الإسمنت الفلسطينيّة والإسرائيليّة.

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