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Surveillance of Palestinian pilgrims at the Mecca


The Mecca pilgrimage authorities have signed a contract with Almajal G4S, a subsidiary of the international security giant G4S, in order to ensure the safety of Palestinian pilgrim.

The British-Danish owned subsidiary also supplies material and personnel to Israeli prisons, in violation of the 4th Geneva Convention. It is in G4S-managed structures that Palestinian detainees are tortured by the Israeli authorities.

The BDS campaign (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) has asked the Saudi government to cancel this contract, which will provide the Israeli authorities, via G4S, with all kinds of personal data on Palestinian pilgrims, including their fingerprints.

Alizée Ville

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