Don’t buy into HP’s support for Israel’s human rights abuses If you want to help Palestinians Don’t buy HP
Multinational corporations are major beneficiaries from the Israeli state’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the illegal and deadly blockade of Gaza. These territories are supposed to form the basis of a Palestinian state, but have been occupied by Israel since 1967. IT giant HP supplies the Israeli state with technology, equipment and information used in its ongoing violations of Palestinians’ rights and international law.
HP products are everywhere. However there are many other brands that don’t involve oppressing Palestinian people.
So if you want to help Palestinians:
Don’t buy HP laptops – Don’t buy HP scanners – Don’t buy HP printers – Don’t buy HP ink cartridges
And spread the word that…
HP and/or its spin-off companies:
1/ provide services and technology to the Israeli army and police that maintain Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967 and the siege of Gaza.
2/ maintain Israel’s central ID system and data base for the Israeli police, used to enforce a system of racial segregation and apartheid against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
3/ support Israel’s colonisation by maintaining information on Israeli citizens in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.
4/ operate a research and development centre in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank.
We call on HP (HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DXC Technology) to cancel all contracts that supply the Israeli state with the means — technology, equipment, and expertise — to violate the basic human rights of Palestinians and break international law.
Social justice groups around the world have been trying for years to discuss these issues with HP, but so far we have been unsuccessful in getting their attention. With your help we can change this.
I/We pledge not to purchase HP products – including laptops, scanners, printers and ink cartridges – and I/we call on retailers, universities, schools, faith communities, community organisations, investment funds, local councils, governments, trade unions, and other institutions to boycott HP products and divest from HP companies until they cancel all contracts that supply Israel with technology, equipment, and information used in its ongoing violations of Palestinians’ human rights and international law.