A Lab and a Showroom: how the Israeli military tested new equipment on the Great March of Return

A new report called “A Lab and A Showroom” from Hamushim – a project by Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), a feminist organization active in the struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine – exposes how the extreme violence used by the Israeli military against Palestinian protesters also supports the development and sale of military equipment by Israeli arms companies. The use of violence against Palestinians as a marketing tool has been a recurring theme for many years. For example, as outlined in the report, Magal Security Systems is an Israeli company specialising in security fencing – the company built the “smart” fence enclosing the Gaza Strip. In 2011 the then-CEO Saar Koursch claimed “Gaza has become a showroom for the company’s ‘smart fences,’ as customers appreciate that the products are battle-tested.”

The full report can be found here: https://enhamushim.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/report-with-covers1.pdf

https://www.wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/lab-and-showroom-how-israeli-military-tested-new-equipment-great-march-return

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