Children’s charity under pressure for accepting JCB’s ‘dirty money’

Campaigners are calling on the the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to stop accepting money from British construction company JCB. JCB manufactures bulldozers used by the Israeli army to demolish Palestinian homes. The company is currently being investigated by a UK government body over whether it’s in breach of human rights guidelines. Demolitions of Palestinian homes and property are part of the Israeli state’s colonisation policy in Palestine, and are illegal under international law. New research by Shoal Collective shows that at least 160 children were made homeless by demolitions carried out by Israeli forces using JCB equipment during 2020. The research also…

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British company JCB’s machines were used in Israel’s biggest home demolition in a decade

British company JCB’s equipment was used in Israel’s demolition of an entire Bedouin village last week. The demolition was reportedly Israel’s single largest in a decade. While all eyes were on the US election, Israeli jeeps and bulldozers rolled into the Humsa al Bqai’a Bedouin community in the northern Jordan Valley. They demolished homes and animal shelters, making over 70 Palestinians homeless. 41 children were left without shelter. This video from Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows the destruction they left behind them: Palestinian campaign group Jordan Valley Solidarity (JVS) was on the scene and photographed the equipment used. JVS identified one bulldozer manufactured by JCB, and another…

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