Caterpillar

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Summary

BDS and War on Want have called for a boycott of Caterpillar for selling bulldozers to Israel in full knowledge that they will be armoured and used to destroy Palestinian homes, infrastructure and agriculture in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. '“Without selling a single bomb, gun or F16 fighter, Caterpillar has been supplying the Israeli military with its “key weapon”, in the words one Israeli commander', according to an article on the Electronic Intifada website.

D-9 bulldozers have been used to destroy “agricultural farms, greenhouses, ancient olive groves.. numerous Palestinian homes and sometimes human lives”, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.

The boycott campaign has seen several major success, including the Church of England's decision to divest its £2.2 million holding in Caterpillar. Read more about the boycott here.

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