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The BDS Movement has called for a boycott of both Hewlett-Packard and HP. Hewlett-Packard and HP have been separate businesses since 2015 but BDS says that “because the companies share facilitates, branding and supply chains, and collaborate in a wide range of ways, both remain deeply complicit with Israeli apartheid.”

Hewlett-Packard is one of the top arms-producing companies in the world and has an extensive number of contracts with the Israeli state. It owns the company which developed the BASEL system, in use at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, which controls Palestinian movement through a system of ID cards and biometric information.

HP also maintains the IT infrastructure of the Israeli navy, which imposes a naval blockade of the Gaza strip, and provides and maintains computer equipment for the Israeli prison service, which stands accused of human rights abuses including the detention and torture of children. More than 1.8 million people have signed a petition calling on HP to end its role in Israeli apartheid, and several US churches have voted to divest. Read more about the Israel Boycott here.

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