Motorola

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BDS has called for a boycott of Motorola over the firm's business dealings with the Israel Defense Forces. It says that the company is complicit in and is enabling Israel's occupation of Palestine.

The company is said to supply military equipment to the government, "from fuses for aircraft bombs and guided missiles; military encrypted comms systems with transportable units which deploy with the army in to the battle field; advanced radar/thermal camera surveillance systems for the settlements; metal detection gates used at checkpoints; and a cellular network tailored for the settlements."

In 2009, the company sold its controversial unit that produced bomb fuses and other equipment for the Israeli military to another company, following protests in New York. However, Motorola continues to appear on the BDS boycott guide. The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel stated:

We are heartened that Motorola has eliminated at least its production of bomb fuses for bombs that Israel dropped on the Palestinian and Lebanese people. But we will continue our campaign to boycott Motorola until it is clear that it has eliminated production and sale of all products used to support Israeli apartheid.

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