FOA calls for a boycott of HP because of its complicity in the occupation by providing support at Israeli checkpoints and its military which helps the colonisation of Palestinian lands.
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Hewlett Packard (HP) install and maintain the control systems used in Israel’s checkpoints, provide technologies to both the Israeli Army and Navy, and produce bio-metric ID cards allowing Israel to monitor and restrict Palestinian movement.
We are not asking you to throw away your HP products. We are simply asking you to make a pledge to boycott HP products in the future.
Please sign the pledge and help us inform others about HP’s role in facilitating the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
How is HP involved in the occupation?
HP is the prime contractor that has installed and maintained the control systems at checkpoints which restrict movement for Palestinians, known as the Basel system. This set of restrictions on movement directly contravenes the right to free movement set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The checkpoints erected by Israel causes severe overcrowding and take hours to pass through as thousands of Palestinians attempt to travel through for work. By HP providing the technological material for the Israeli checkpoints, they sustain the humiliation, injustice and dangerous conditions Palestinians face daily.
HP also provides technology and services to the Israeli army and administers the Israeli Navy’s IT infrastructure, despite the widespread abuses of human rights committed by the Israeli military and their continued occupation of Palestine
Do we need to throw away our HP laptop?
No. We are asking you to sign the current pledge to not buy any more HP products until they end their direct support for the Israeli occupation.
Will boycotting HP help?
Yes, boycotting companies helps to put pressure on businesses that are involved in the illegal occupation. Every time somebody joins the boycott of HP, their oppressive role in the occupation is undermined.
What does HP have to say?
HP’s CEO Meg Whitman stated that the company will “look into” the issue. However, it is already in violation of their policy on corporate responsibility.