Under Pressure and ‘Reputational Damage’ Caused by BDS: G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel


Dec 3 2016 / 7:03 pm

BDS has gained remarkable success against Israel in the past years (Photo: BDS Vancouver)

In a press released issued December 2, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement said the the world’s largest security company, G4S, announced today that “it is selling most of its Israeli business after an effective campaign against the company, waged by the Palestinian-led, global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, caused it ‘reputational damage.’” 
Reacting to the breaking news and to “the fact that G4S will nonetheless maintain some illegal projects in Israel,” Rafeef Ziadah, speaking for the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), said:
“We have succeeded to push one of the world’s largest corporations into selling its key business in Israel. Our globally coordinated campaign has had a real impact. We will continue campaigning until G4S ends all involvement in violations of Palestinian human …