The above map shows that the Veolia bus #7 runs from Israel across the Green Line and into the West Bank settlement of Modi’in Illit. The map is available online on the Connex website as of July 16, 2012.
Under the Rome Statute of 1998, The International Criminal Court defined the following act as a war crime:
“The transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of
its own civilian population into the territory it occupies, or the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory.”
Veolia’s participation in serving the Israeli civilian population in the West Bank is clearly a grave violation of human rights, and according to international law the company may be actively participating in the facilitation of a war crime.
Veolia currently operates 253 facilities in the US, and activists around the world are pressuring their local authorities to disqualify Veolia from eligibility for public service contracts. To start a campaign against municipal contracts with Veolia in your area visit www.wedivest.org/learn-more/