Friday, October 29, 2010

BDS: Caterpillar Halts (for now) Sale of Bulldozers to Israel

Alex Kane

For years, Palestine solidarity activists have been pressuring Caterpillar, a company that manufactures construction equipment, to stop the sale of their bulldozers to Israel, as they are used to violate international law by destroying Palestinian homes. An Israeli soldier driving a Caterpillar bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza ran over Rachel Corrie, the young American activist with the International Solidarity Movement, and crushed her to death when she was attempting to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home.

Now, activists have won a minor victory: Israeli press reports indicate that Caterpillar has stopped the sale of equipment to Israel for the duration of an ongoing civil lawsuit against the Israeli government brought by the Corrie family over Rachel’s death.

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  1. And as soon as the Corries lose their case against the rogue state - could there be another outcome? - the bulldozers will be on their way to Israel. What hypocrisy! 

  2. Possibly! It's more like a freeze of sorts..But the pressure is on..