Israel uses military force to maintain its oppression of Palestinians. It targets people with tear gas grenades, rubber-coated bullets and live ammunition, and carries out mass arrests, house demolitions and extrajudicial executions.
This brutality lies at the heart of Israel’s systematic violations of Palestinian rights, amounting to serious breaches of international law, and even war crimes.
HSBC is a major shareholder in companies selling military equipment to Israel including Caterpillar Inc., which sells bulldozers to the Israeli military. These bulldozers are used to destroy Palestinian homes and infrastructure. Other equipment provided by Caterpillar is used to construct apartheid walls and build illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.
(Source: War on Want)