Boycott HP: The technology behind Israel’s regime of occupation, colonisation, apartheid and war crimes
HP’s technology and equipment facilitate Israel’s brutal decades-long military occupation of Palestine and the associated apartheid regime, war crimes and ongoing colonisation.
It does this in a variety of ways, especially through its provision of technology to the Israeli military, its involvement with Israel’s illegal settlements and through providing servers for Israel’s Apartheid population registry which forms a core part of the Israel’s racist tiered system of citizenship and residency.
Israeli Military: Since 2009, HP Inc has been the exclusive provider of personal computers (PCs) to Israeli military and other occupation forces. These computers are used by Israeli forces within the context of ongoing war crimes and other serious violations of Palestinian rights.
Apartheid Population Registry: HP Enterprises is contracted by Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to provide and maintain the Itanium servers that house Israel’s population registry. Known as the Aviv System, this population registry is the basis of Israel’s ID card system, which in turn forms a core part of the Israeli apartheid regime’s tiered system of citizenship and residency that privileges Israel’s Jewish population and gives inferior status and rights to Palestinians, especially those in occupied East Jerusalem.
This leads to institutionalized racial discrimination and segregation in freedom of movement, housing, employment, marriage, healthcare, education, and policing. This discrimination is further exacerbated in the case of Palestinian “residents” in East Jerusalem, whose most basic rights can and are being revoked arbitrarily. The system also holds information about Israeli citizens living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, therefore serving Israel’s settler colonial project directly.
Colonial Settlements: HP Enterprise’s spin-off company DXC Technology runs an R&D center in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beithar Illit in the occupied West Bank. All Israeli settlements in Palestine are illegal under international and are designated war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.
HP’s technology and equipment facilitate Israel’s brutal decades-long military occupation of Palestine and the associated apartheid regime, war crimes and ongoing colonisation. It does this in a variety of ways, especially through its provison of technology to the Israeli military, its involvement with Israel’s illegal settlements and military checkpoint regime, and the development of Israel’s biometric system used for population and territorial control and surveillance of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Until HP ends its complicity in the illegal Israeli occupation I will make this pledge:
‘I pledge not to buy Hewlett Packard products, such as printers, computers and ink, because I refuse to be complicit in the oppression and occupation of the Palestinian people.’
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