Pressure mounts on Veolia over Israel links

Global waste management firm Veolia is facing renewed pressure in the UK over its operations in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Last week Palestinian rights protesters lobbied Canterbury City Council’s executive as it discussed a proposal to join a waste management contract held by Veolia Environmental Services with Dover and Shepway district councils.

Campaigners from East Kent Justice for Palestinians said they wanted the council to boycott the French-owned firm, which they say is complicit in Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land due to its current and previous activities there.

Canterbury Council opposition leader Councillor Alex Perkins asked the council leader whether he was aware that a tram system Veolia was involved with was in breach of a UN resolution.

Perkins told MRW the council now had “an extra, moral dimension to consider”.

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