As the second largest arms supplier worldwide, the Boeing Company provides Israel with aircrafts, missiles, and weapons, which are used to attack Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Boeing F-15A Fighter Jets and Apache AH 64 helicopters were used in the 2014 summer assault on Gaza, which (according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) killed 2,205 Palestinians, as well as displaced over 500,000 and left 108,000 homeless.
Caterpillar provides bulldozers and earth-moving equipment used to raze orchards, destroy olive groves, and demolish homes, refugee camps, and water cisterns in the Occupied Territories. They make way for illegal settlements,segregated roads, and the apartheid wall, which was declared illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2005. Caterpillar also supplied unmanned weaponized bulldozers during the 2008-09 assault on the Gaza Strip, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.
Cemex owns the company Ready Mix, which operates four factories in the Occupied Territories and produces concrete elements used in the construction of illegal settlements, the apartheid wall, and checkpoints. According to the Coalition of Women for Peace, Ready Mix owns 50% of Yatir Quarry for stone quarries in the occupied West Bank and, as a partner in this quarry, exploits Palestinian natural resources for the needs of the Israeli construction industry.
Elbit Systems Ltd.
Elbit Systems provides the electronic detection fence and surveillance cameras for the apartheid wall and supplies unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used to kill and maim Palestinians in the occupied territories, including 164 children killed by UAV strikes during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge assault on the Gaza strip.
General Electric Corporation
General Electric supplies the propulsion system for Apache helicopters used to attack Palestinian towns and refugee camps and possesses contracts to sell engines for military aircrafts and contracts for engineering support and testing.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (not to be confused with HP Inc.)
Hewlett Packard provides biometric monitoring of checkpoints in the West Bank in violation of international law. It is fully responsible for the operation of naval IT infrastructure which is conducted in illegal settlements and has been used to attack Gazan fishermen in their own territorial waters, shell civilian area in the Gaza Strip, and attack ships carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza,
Lockheed Martin is the single biggest U.S. supplier for the Israeli armaments industry, supplying the Israeli Defense Forces with weapons and vehicles worth billions of dollars. The Ministry of Defense possesses many contracts for the manufacture of fighter bombers, battle tanks, attack helicopters, and missiles, including the Hellfire precision-guided missile system, which was reportedly used during the 2014 summer assault on Gaza.
Motorola Solutions provides the Israeli Defense Forces with an advanced cell phone communications system, encrypted wireless communications, and vehicle-mounted antenna. It also has antennae in military installations in the West Bank and has at least 70 cell phone towers in illegal settlements in the West Bank. Motorola subcontracts IT services to settlers in illegal settlements, including the development of a perimeter defense system called Stronghold, as well as a Wide Angle Surveillance System used in at least 25 illegal settlements, the apartheid wall, in the Gaza wall, and around military bases.
Northrop Grumman collaborates with Lockheed Martin in producing aircrafts by producing the multimode radar that provides for high-resolution ground mapping. With Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman also produces the Longbow System, which, when installed in the Apache helicopter, greatly enhances the Apache’s lethality with fire control radar and the Hellfire Missile. In 2000 and 2001, Congress was notified of more than $500 million and $509 million respectively in pending Apache Longbow attack helicopter sales, which were used in the most recent assault on Gaza.
Raytheon is a major arms contractor to the Israeli Defense Forces, trading weapons like the AGM-65 Maverick, a precision air-to-ground missile used against small, mobile targets, such as Palestinians in crowded residential areas and/or refugee camps. These Palestinians are often assassinated without trial, evidence, or the opportunity for defense.