Mar 1, 2013

#BDS: #G4S accused over links to Palestinian ‘torture’ death jail #ArafatJaradat

"Campaigners today called for the British private security corporation G4S to be held to account for its involvement with Israel’s unlawful detention of Palestinians.

The British organisation War on Want is calling for the British private security corporation G4S to be held accountable for its involvement with Israel's unlawful detention of Palestinians, following Saturday's death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat from possible torture.

Five years ago G4S signed a contract to provide security systems for major facilities run by the Israel Prison Authority. War on Want notes that the company has supplied not only the Megiddo jail, where Jaradat died, but other prisons including Keziot and Jerusalem's Russian Compound detention facilities."

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#BDS: #UK: Students disrupt Israeli official's lecture

"British students turn against Israel: Dozens of hecklers prevent deputy ambassador from getting word in at University of Essex. Jerusalem: 'The situation on campuses is grim’

Protests against Israel on UK university campuses are growing:Dozens of students disrupted last week a speech by Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to Britain Alon Roth-Snir at the Essex University, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.

A lecture scheduled to be given by Daniel Taub, the Ambassador to Britain, was also cancelled at the University of North Ireland, due to fear of disturbances."

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