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@Veolia transportation firm divests from Israeli settlement bus lines

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

 Monday September 30, 2013 00:13 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News

After a campaign beginning more than six years ago, activists with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement have declared a major victory this week, when the French transportation company Veolia Transdev (partially owned by environmental services company Veolia Inc.) sold off its bus lines which operate in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories.

Protest sign saying Veolia Discrimination (image by bdsmovement.net)
Protest sign saying Veolia Discrimination (image by bdsmovement.net)

Veolia remains a target of the boycott and divestment campaigners, however, as the main owner/operator of the Tovlan Landfill, and the provider of wastewater services to the illegal Israeli settlement Modi’in Ilit.

The activists began targeting the company when Israeli supporters of the movement researched the owners of the segregated bus lines that run from Israel into the settlement colonies constructed throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem in contravention of international law. These buses are ‘Jewish-only’, and Palestinians…

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