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Tourism Infrastructure and Settlement Expansion: The Case of the Jerusalem Cable Car

In this update, Who Profits provides an overview of the Jerusalem cable car project, highlighting in particular the role of the tourism sector in facilitating Israeli colonial expansion and the involvement of one French corporation, CNA -Cable Neige Amenagement, in the project.

Dexia Group Sells Its Shares in Dexia Israel

On 18 March 2018, Dexia announced the sale of its 58.9% stake in Dexia Israel Bank, an Israeli bank that gives loans and other financial services to municipalities of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Paving the Way: The Role of Israeli Banks in Road Construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Road infrastructure projects, like all Israeli construction projects in the occupied Palestinian territory, rely on the financial support of the Israeli Banks. In this update, Who Profits examines a few case studies of infrastructure projects financed by Israeli banks in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Roads and Infrastructure: Nabi Elyas Bypass Road (Highway 55)

In this update, Who Profits exposes some of the international and Israeli corporations involved in the construction of the Nabi Elyas bypass road (Highway 55) in the occupied West Bank. The bypass road, set to open in early 2018, expropriates Palestinian land for a project aimed to benefit an illegal settler population, in gross violation of international law.

What We Know About HP So Far

In this update, Who Profits traces the occupation-related activities of HP in its new corporate structure. Our findings reveal that although the comany is formally defunct, several of HP’s key involvements continue through the newly formed, publicly traded companies DXC Technology and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (hereinafter: HPE) and their Israeli subsidiaries. This update also contains information about a new involvement in the area of home demolitions and population control.

Its official: G4S Israel was sold to the Israeli private equity fund FIMI

The Israeli equity fund FIMI purchase 100% of the shares of G4S Israel in December 2016.

فطرٌ خالٍ من الاحتلال: نموذجٌ للمقاومة الاقتصاديّة

في هذا التحديث، يبحث مشروع "من يربح من الاحتلال" مبادرة زراعة الفطر الفلسطينيّة، وينظر من خلالها إلى واقع السوق الفلسطينيّ باعتباره سوقًا أسيرًا، وهي حالة يرسّخها الملحق الاقتصاديّ لاتفاقيّة أوسلو- بروتوكول باريس. تستعرض هذه الدراسة نموذجًا للمقاومة الاقتصاديّة، بينما تكشف أساليب التضييق الشرسة ضدّ الاقتصاد الفلسطينيّ، من مراكمة العقبات في مسار ترخيص المُنتجات، والتفتيش الأمنيّ، الضرائب والرسوم الباهظة والمكثّفة التي تُفرض على كل عمليّة تصدير للمواد الخام، وغيرها صعوبات كثيرة أخرى.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering and the Israeli occupation

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering is a civil engineering and construction company that operates numerous plants for construction materials. The company is a subsidiary of the Israeli public company Shapir Engineering and Industry, which was founded back in 1969 by the Shapira family: Hen, Israel, Harel and Gil Shapira. The company is exclusively engaged in the construction, development, and infrastructure of projects in several illegal settlements and is operating a number of plants for construction materials: it owns and operates cement plants and a stone quarry beyond the green line, thus exploiting Palestinian natural resources for the needs of the Israeli construction industry. The company’s latest and broad involvement in infrastructure of projects in the illegally occupied Palestinian territory will be presented in details in the coming section. 

Keter Plastic Ends its Activity in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On November 2016, Who Profits obtained visual evidence strongly suggesting that Keter no longer operates in the occupied West Bank. 

The Israeli Exploitation of Palestinian Natural Resources | Part IV: Ahava

Since its occupation of the West Bank in 1967, Israel has systematically exploited the resources of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea area more intensively than elsewhere in the West Bank. Israel has controlled the area’s major tourist sites and natural resources, including its minerals, fertile land, and water sources. As Who Profits' report revealed in 2012, Ahava has been exploiting Palestinian natural resources by operating a mud excavation site in the occupied territory, on the shores of the Dead Sea, since 2004. In this update, Who Profits examines the latest information regarding the activities of Ahava in the occupied Dead Sea.

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