Hewlett Packard (HP), a household name in Britain for consumer electronics such as computers and printers, suffered a reputational blow today as a pledge to boycott their products signed by over 21,000 consumers was made public.
A key target for the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement and the British-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign, consumers have pledged to boycott HP until it ‘ended complicity in the illegal Israeli occupation’.
HP technology underpins the Israeli biometric ID cards issued in the occupied West Bank, which is used by the Israel for the control of movement & surveillance of the Palestinian population. The technology is also used to differentiate Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel, among other ethnicities and religiions.
Read full report in Middle East Monitor