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G4S: Securing Injustice

G4S is a British private security company that helps Israel run prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are detained. 

Each year the Israeli army arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress any opposition to its continued occupation and apartheid policies. They are arrested under Israeli military orders that prohibit basic civil, cultural, and political rights such as the attendance of demonstrations, membership of political organizations, and the writing of slogans on the Apartheid Wall. 

G4S Israel provides security apparatus, surveillance systems, and maintenance services to Israeli incarceration facilities inside Israel and the occupied West Bank where Palestinian political prisoners are held, oftentimes tortured. The company also provides scanners to Israeli military checkpoints and security services in illegal Israeli settlements.

G4S operates in 120 countries, making it the largest private security company worldwide. In the U, G4S operates privatized juvenile detention facilities and works alongside Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection to detain and deport people across the U.S./Mexico border. 

Member group Friends of Sabeel-North America has put together resources and more to help groups launch local divestment campaigns targeting G4S.  

Find more information about G4S via our member group Global ExchangeWar on Want and the Palestine BDS National Committee

To learn more about Palestinian prisoners, visit the website of Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  

Two More Cities Drop G4S!
by Anna Baltzer, Director of Organizing & Advocacy
As BDS turns 11, we must redouble our efforts.
New G4S Facts Site for Palestinian Prisoners' Day!
by Ramah Kudaimi
April 13th, 2016
Website Highlights G4S Abuses Worldwide
U.S. Human Rights Groups Welcome Announcement by G4S Regarding Sale of Israeli Subsidiary
March 10th, 2016
Company Target of Boycott and Divestment Effort for Complicity in Israeli Prisoner Abuse
G4S: Securing Occupation, Apartheid, and the UN?
by Ramah Kudaimi and Anna Baltzer
November 29th, 2015
On Palestine Solidarity Day, Demand UN End Contracts With Occupation Profiteer G4S!
On Palestinian Prisoners' Day, Accountability for G4S & Israel!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer & Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 17th, 2015
Take Action for Khalida Jarrar, Prison Divestment, & More...
G4S Campaign Timeline
Major victories since 2010.
United Methodist Church Divests from G4S
June 12th, 2014
Largest Mainline Protestant Church in U.S. Divests from Company Involved in Israeli Occupation

Gates Divests!!! Presbyterians Next?
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
June 8th, 2014
Help Make This The Biggest Month In U.S. Divestment History!
End G4S Support for Israel's Occupation
June 4th, 2014
Renowned artists and academics call on G4S to end its support for Israel’s occupation.
Rights Activists Deliver Petition Demanding Gates Foundation Divest $170m from Corporation Complicit in Torture in Israeli Prisons
April 18th, 2014
Palestinian human rights groups launch worldwide campaign urging the Gates Foundation to divest from security company G4S.
Tell Bill Gates: Divest from Israel's Torture of Palestinians!
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
April 3rd, 2014
Urge Gates Foundation to Divest from Security Company G4S
The Chaos Company
April 1st, 2014
Wherever governments can’t—or won’t—maintain order, from oil fields in Africa to airports in Britain and nuclear facilities in America, the London-based “global security” behemoth G4S has been filling the void. Article in Vanity Fair.
Video: G4S and Child arrest, No minor matter!
December 20th, 2013
A campaign video about child arrests in Palestine by the Israeli military and the complicity of G4S.
Securing Injustice: Legal Analysis of G4S Israel Operations in Occupied Palestinian Territory
November 1st, 2013
Report from Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre.