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Three breaches

JCB, the construction equipment company based in Staffordshire, has effectively taken part in illegal Israeli government activities in the Occupied Territories, such as demolishing Palestinian homes and building Israeli settlements.

That was the verdict of a branch of the department for international trade, the UK National Contact Point (NCP), published on 12 October. The NCP oversees breaches of the OECD guidelines for multinational corporations.

The NCP will investigate the three breaches identified by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.