Corporate Watch has identified SAFT, a battery manufacturer as a company that profited off of last year’s massacre in Gaza.
Corporate Watch says photos of last year’s massacre in Gaza “show that a military battery pack manufactured in the US by French company SAFT was discarded in the village of Khuza’a in the southern Gaza Strip after one of the worst massacres of the attack.”
SAFT produces batteries used in the aviation, transport (tram and metro), oil and gas and telecommunications industries as well as for military use. The battery pack photographed in Khuza’a was given to the IDF by the United States, where SAFT has a significant presence.
Corporate Watch says as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, activists have a responsibility “to target companies involved in supplying equipment used by the Israeli military. Activists should consider campaigning for SAFT’s non-military contractors to drop their contracts with SAFT over its complicity in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians.”
The photograph of the SAFT equipment in question comes from the IDF attack on the village of Khuza’a.… Read the rest