Committee of US Presbyterian Church votes to divest from Israel
On Tuesday the Middle East Committee of the Presbyterian Church USA voted to divest from three companies involved with the Israeli military, citing human rights abuses carried out by Israel against the Palestinian people. The measure will now go to the full Assembly for a vote on Thursday.
After voting down a similar resolution last year, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church tasked its Middle East Committee with researching alleged human rights abuses. The Committee's report documents numerous cases of severe human rights abuses by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians using equipment supplied by the three companies in question: Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola.
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