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Caterpillar

The company which best exemplifies the interest of US corporations in the Occupation and the complete refusal to address human rights concerns in the region is Caterpillar. The most destructive weapon of the Occupation may not be an F-16 or helicopter gunship, but rather, an armor plated D-9 or D-11 bulldozer. These are the machines that have demolished thousands of homes, uprooted countless olive trees, and carved gaping holes in roads, making them impassable. Even when used in Israelís colonial intrusions on the land through construction of illegal housing or bypass roads, CAT equipment is being used daily in the commission of war crimes and violations of human rights.


The Caterpillar Connection
The Israeli government uses Caterpillar bulldozers in the perpetration of massive human rights abuses against the Palestinian people. Since 1967, over 7,000 home demolitions have occurred across the occupied territories, leaving some 50,000 Palestinians homeless.

Property Destruction and Land Confiscation in Palestine
Since 1967, Israel has confiscated almost 750,000 acres of land from the 1.5 million acres comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israeli government has confiscated large areas of Palestinian land in East Jerusalem and designated them areas for exclusive Jewish use.

Palestine: A Journal of Loss
This month was a busy one for Israeli bulldozer operators in the Hebron district.... Targets last month included a Palestinian cemetary in Beit Meersam and two Bedouin wells in Aramadin....

What You Can Do
Ways to take action to stop Caterpillar

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Other Organizations, Resources, and Articles on the Caterpillar Campaign
Links to a variety of sites and articles about Caterpillar and their role in home demolition

Day of Action Against Caterpillar
Ideas for taking part in an international day of action to protest Caterpillar bulldozer sales to the Israeli army.


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