JCB equipment has been used to demolish Palestinian family homes:
- in the Palestinian villages of Dkeika, Bir alEid, Lasefer and Umm Fagarah in the South Hebron Hills,
- in the East Jerusalem neighbourhoods of Silwan and al-Suwaneh
- in the Jordan Valley.
- The wheel loaders models used for these demolitions are 456e ZX and 3CX.
A JCB wheel loader during demolitions | Dkeika,
South Hebron Hills | Jan 2011 | Photo by Ta’ayush
JCB equipment has been used to build the Separation Wall, declared illegal in 2004, and various checkpoints, which prevent free movement of Palestinians in their own land:
- near the Palestinian villages of Al-Walaja, Anata and Beit Jala
- at the Qalandiya and Ofer checkpoints.
- The models used for these tasks are JS330, JS200, 537 and 3CX.
Demonstrators trying to prevent the uprooting of trees by a
JCB JS330 excavator during the construction of the wall |
Al-Walaja | Mar 2010 | Photographed by Activestills
JCB equipment has been used in the construction of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land:
- in the settlements of Alfei Menashe, Oranit, Ma’ale Adumim and Tzufin in the settlement neighbourhood of Har Homa in East Jerusalem;
- for the construction and expansion of the Kalia settlement’s beach in the occupied Dead Sea area;
- in the Barkan and Ariel West settlement industrial zones in the West Bank.
A JCB wheel excavator conducting construction work in
The Har Homa settlement neighbourhood, East
Jerusalem | Jan 2010 | Photographed by Activestills
JCB equipment has been used in the construction of illegal infrastructure by Israel:
- in the construction of the A1 high-speed light railway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, which crosses the Green Line in two places,
- during the construction of the Jerusalem Light Rail station in the settlement neighbourhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.
- The models used for the construction of settlements are 3CX, 537 and JS 175W.
A JCB wheel loader during the construction of the Jerusalem Light Rail depot | The settlement neighbourhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, East Jerusalem | Apr 2008 | Photographed by Activestills